Walter Borland Millar Brownlie
Born: 25th August 1896 at Camnethan Street Stoenhouse
Died: 1957 Tarrytown.
Son of Gavin Brownlie (Tailor) and Lillias Millar of Camnethan Street Stonehouse
Walter was enrolled at Townhead primary on 3rd August 1903 and left August 1910 being of leaving age.
Walter began his career as a clerk in the Union Bank at Stonehouse and later joined the staff of a Glasgow firm of consulting actuaries becoming a member of the Actuarial society.
In 1914 he enlisted with Seaforth Highlanders 7th Battalion. He entered France 10th May 1915 is reported by Hamilton advertiser as being injured in October 1915. Other source notes indicate he was injured at the battle of Loos September 1915 and invalided home. He subsequently returned to France in December 1915 and assigned to 2nd Battalion where he held the rank of Sergeant until he was demobilised on 22nd November 1919.
Walter worked for a period a Stewarts and Loyds at Mossend and married Miss Jessie Stewart Riddell in 1924 and emigrated to America where his older brother Archie was a superintendent of the body workshop at Chevrolet in Tarrytown
Walter joined Chevrolet Motor company in Tarrytown New York in 1923 and was transferred to Bloomfield New jersey in 1925 as foreman of the export department till 1928, He then rose to plant manager in 1937. He was also plant manager of Chevrolet works in Baltimore before moving back to Tarrytown aso plant manager. In 1949 he was named by the chamber of commerce as the Man of the year.
Walter died suddenly in 1957, and the following is the memorial service.