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William Mac Bean Rankine Brother 25th March 1873

  Candidate’s Name Mr William Mac Bean Rankine Captain  Forfar and Kincardine

 DOB 1848-1879  MM of Celtic Lodge at 24 Years Old

 Address 9 Roseberry Crescent Edinburgh

 Proposed By Brother Alexander Hay

 Seconded By Henry Inglis

 First or Entered 25th March 1873

 Second or Fellow 25th March 1873

 Third or Sublime Degree 25th March 1873

 RWM of the Celtic Brother Joseph Dawson Wormald

William also had a middle name of Campbell from his Grand Mother.

William was a Captain in the Forfar and Kincardine Artillery named after the Forfarshire and Kincardineshire Milita Regiment raised in 1798, Became Forfarshire and Kincardine Militia in 1854 and the Forfar and Kincardine Artillery.1902 was renamed Forfar and Kincardine Royal Garrison Artillery. The Regiment was disbanded in 1909.