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Guardsman Matthew Eaglesham

Erskine Book of Remembrance

Known as Matt

of Kirkoswald

11 Jun 1917 - 24 Jul 1990

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Page created by: Elizabeth Eaglesham

Date added: 10 Sep 2019

Matthew Eaglesham fought with the Scots Guards in World War 2. He lost an arm and leg in Italy in 1944, but never lost his sense of humour, sense of honour and sense of family. He was a gentle gentleman who took on the world and everything it threw at him with a wry smile and dry comment. His rehab was spent at Erskine where he had to learn to use his left hand after losing his right arm, and learn to walk after losing his right leg. His 'disability ' never stopped him and he could do anything he put his mind to, the Eaglesham stubborn trait coming to the fore. 

When he died in 1990 he left behind a wife, Mary with whom he had four children - Matthew, who sadly died at 18 months, Jim, Douglas and Elizabeth. He installed in all his children a moral compass that we still have to this day.

Matthew Eaglesham - ever loved, ever missed, ever remembered.


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