Black Watch Soldier and Friend of Erskine Harold Davis, Passes Away

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.

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3 responses to “Black Watch Soldier and Friend of Erskine Harold Davis, Passes Away

  1. Harold was an absolute Gentleman
    His book tougher than bullets is a must read.
    I will miss him terribly

    Tom Clark
    Sec RSEA

  2. The one thing that kept Rangers football club alive when everyone who wanted us gone was the knowledge that people like the honourable Harry Davis pulled on our jersey and gave his all, I was a wee boy when he played for us and only have a distant memory as we did not have the football coverage we have today as he would have been a hero now as he was then but even more importantly he supported Erskine and the other Brotheren and women who sacrificed life and limb so that we have the freedom of speech we see as the norm in todays world, Harry Davis we salute you and you will be running out for the Queens eleven in the sky.

  3. I heard many great stories about Harold and was sad to hear of his passing.

    I never met him but he was a real gentleman by all accounts.

    I am sure his memory will live on amongst ,not only his family, but those who knew him especially at Erskine.

    Bless Them All

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