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Police v Railwaymen Charity Football Match
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Police v Railwaymen Charity Football Match

Charity Football Match at Caledonian FC ground (Telford Street) Inverness in 1925, between the Police and Railwaymen.

The elderly gentleman seated in the middle row is John McNaughton, Chief Constable of the Burgh of Inverness.

The two chaps standing at either end, dressed in Victorian police uniform (Sergeants' helmet badges) were police officers, and the chap in top hat in the middel of the back row was PC George Bain, whose son, also George, also served in Inverness Burgh Police - and I had the privilege of working with George (junior) in Northern Constabulary days.
Picture added on 30 July 2009 at 21:25
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Back Row: J. Fraser, G Bain (Police), C Sherlaw
2nd row: J MacGregor (police); A Fraser (police). R Duncan, G Paul, A Fraser (police), A Brodrick, H Smith (police). J Rogerson, J MacKay, W Treasurer, D Lumsden (police), R MacAskill (police), K MacLeod (police)

3rd row: H Corbett, A MacLean (police), A MacKenzie (police), Chief Constable John McNaughton, D Urquhart (police), W Paterson (police).

Front row: C Mitchell, A MacDonald, A Cameron, D Dallas, AJ Thompson, D Thompson, D Grant, T Tullock.

The personnel in the phtograph have been named by the phtographer, Will C Cooper, Inverness, and I have worked out which ones were police officers by comparison with the Force Nominal roll.

Constable William Paterson (very appropriately wearing a navy uniform in view of his family's seafaring traditions) would go on to be the only Burgh officer to rise through the ranks to Chief Constable of the Burgh Force (from 1950 to 1962).

PC David Lumsden was the father of Det Sgt Evan Lumsden of the Burgh Police who tragically died along with PC Ian Ritchie in November 1968 while members of the Force's Sub Aqua unit, searching the Caledonian Canal at Corpach for a missing person.
Added by Dave Conner on 30 July 2009
I am the grandson of David Lumsden, currently working in East Africa and showed the photograph to a Tanzanian colleague, who immediately pointed to my grandfather and asked if that was me?
Added by Ron Lumsden on 10 December 2010
Ron,wasn't your dad known as "Evan"? All seems a very long time ago now but I remember the day of the accident and at the time lived two doors away from Mike Galeitch.I also thought it was earlier than 1968.Hope life treating you well.
Added by Harry Thorburn on 02 January 2011
Ron, I worked with Dave Lumsden when he had a job after his Police service at the Auto and General in Millburn during the 1950's.

Added by David McCallum on 16 February 2011
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