Good luck today Scotland competing for the first time against France for The Auld Alliance Rugby Trophy honouring the war dead from the rugby communities of Scotland and France which falls in the centenary year of Armistice It specifically commemorates the captains of the two nations in the last matches played before the First World War – Eric Milroy (Scotland) and Marcel Burgun (France), both of whom perished in the conflict.But it is also a tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In all, 22 French and 30 Scottish internationalists were killed in action, along with countless other club players from both nations. Eric Milroy is Great (Great) Uncle to the Kinloch Anderson 5th and 6th Generations.
The Kinloch Anderson Family, Eric Milroy and The Auld Alliance Rugby Trophy
Posted February 11, 2018 |