Selkirk Rugby Club would like to take a moment to remember the brave players past and present who have served for our country. President David Anderson, Ex-President Jim Harold and David Deacon were at the club today to lay wreaths on behalf of the club and town to commemorate those that have fallen and ensure that they will not be forgotten.
One of which was former captain Jock Beattie, whose medal is now in safe keeping of Selkirk Rugby Club.
Jock Beattie was awarded the Military Cross in 1945 while serving as a Lieutenant with the KOSB 4th Battalion. The medal was handed down to Jock’s son, Robert, who has sadly passed away but his executor felt it was only right that the medal found it’s way back to Selkirk where Jock called home.
Jock was a fine player and was part of the team that lifted the club’s very first Border League title in 1935, and he was in the side that repeated the achievement in 1938. He was named captain for the 1st XV for the 1939-1940 season and once he was finished on the field, Jock then became the secretary of the club from 1951-55.
Thanks to Grant Kinghorn for the photos of today’s wreath laying and video which can be found at this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3h6m54n47I