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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
XI Tonsils and Adenoids