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Malcolm Macinnes

Malcolm Macinnes

Malcolm Macinnes (1920-1992) was a son of  Angus Macinnes and Marion Macritchie, 8 Gravir.

During the Second World War, Malcolm served as a corporal with the Royal Armoured Corps. He was then posted to the 3rd Dragoon Guards (the Carabiniers) in India, seeing active service against Japanese Forces in Assam and Burma (he commanded the first tank to cross the Irrawaddy River in Burma in 1944). After the Burma Campaign, the Regiment went to India where Malcolm's brother, Finlay was serving at Poona.

Malcolm was a schoolteacher in the Nicolson Institute from 1949 to 1954 before moving to Tyncastle Secondary School in Edinburgh.

In 1955 at Gravir Free Church, Malcolm married Mary Ann Matheson, 4 Glenside. They moved to Sarawak, Borneo where Malcolm worked as an education officer with the Colonial Service; he subsequently worked as a director of education in Brunei. Malcolm and Mary Ann had two children.

The family finally settled at 13 Glenside, Gravir.

Malcolm wrote a detailed account of his early life in Gravir:
I The Village
II The New House
III The Peat Fire Flame
IV Traditional Skills
V Plain Food
VI Gaelic Seasons
VII Church
VIII School
IX Entertainments
X Amenities
XI Tonsils and Adenoids

Title: Malcolm Macinnes
Record Type: People
Also Known As: Calum Aonghais Fhionnlaigh
Date of Birth: 12-12-1920
Date of Death: 1992
Date of Marriage: 23-03-1955
Occupation: Soldier; Schoolteacher; Education officer; Director of education
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 215
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 1919