Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary~ 1926 Walter M. Imlah

From the Aberdeen Journal dated October 4th 1926, this is the obituary for my 1st Cousin 3x removed, Walter Mackay Imlah. Walter died on October 2nd 1926, cause of death was meningitis.

Aberdeen Journal
 After a brief illness, the death occurred on Saturday morning of Mr. Walter Imlah, bank Agent at Cullen, who resided at High Street, Buckie.  Mr. Imlah, who for some years was agent of  the Union Bank, Pontnockie, was recently appointed to the Cullen agency.  He was the son of the late Mr. Alexander Imlah, grocer, Buckie,  and was well known in the town and district. Mr. Imlah served during practically the whole of the war in the Gordon Highlanders, and rose to the rank of lieutenant.  He was severely wounded in France.  Subsequently he took a great interest in the Territorials, and for some time was Acting Captain of B Company, 6th Gordon Highlanders, his promotion to that rank only being substantiated at the time of his death.
Mr. Imlah was a keen horticulturist, and was a successful grower of Fruit.  He was one of the leading spirits in the local horticultural society.  He was also for some years an energetic member of the Oratorio and Operatic Society, and it was greatly due to his ability as secretary for a period that the society was brought to the prominent position which it now holds in musical circles.  He was 43 years of age and leaves a widow and four young children.

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