At the Scotland v France rugby international, my youngest (Lachlan) along with a French counterpart will be carrying the new trophy onto the park before the game.
Lachlan is the youngest descendant of Eric Milroy, the Scotland captain killed at the Somme in 1916.
Eric Milroy was born in Edinburgh in 1887 where he attended George Watsons College and played scrum half for Watsonians. A first class honours graduate of Mathematics from Edinburgh University he played for Scotland from 1910 – 1914.
It was also in 1914 that he enlisted to be eventually ‘presumed dead’ in 1916 on the fields of the Somme.
My mother went out to France last year for the unveiling of a memorial to my great great uncle.
You can find out more at Militarian, Military History Forum: Eric Milroy Rugby Player