It was with great sadness we learned of the passing of former Black Watch Soldier, Glasgow Rangers Footballer and friend of Erskine, Harold Davis, on 26 June 2018.
Harold was born in Cupar in 1933 and was a player with East Fife when he enlisted into the Black Watch Regiment. He was soon sent to Korea, where he was severely injured and hospitalised for two years. Remarkably, Harold fought back to full fitness and went on to sign for Rangers FC in 1956, where he played for eight years, winning four league titles.
In 2007 Harold became President of the Rangers Supporters Erskine Appeal, leading with great passion as the Appeal went on to raise over £750,000 for Erskine. Harold loved nothing better than visiting The Erskine Home which he visited with his wife Vi, and we have fond memories of our time spent with them both. We will always remember Harold, not least because of the large wooden sculpture of a Scottish Soldier in place at The Erskine Home, called simply ‘Harry’, in honour of his kind and generous support of our residents.
Our thought are with Harold’s wife Vi, and their son Alan, at this sad time.