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Moira Gordon Smyth
 Born
14 May 1914 - Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s2121 s2131 ]
 Died
26 February 1990 - Killyman, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s2131 ]
 Buried
Municipal Cemetery, Banbridge, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom - [  s2131 ]
 Father
Born 12 November 1876 - Died 24 August 1953
 Mother
Born 6 January 1881 - Died 15 February 1966
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GENERAL NOTES
Ireland, Civil Registration Birth Indexes
Name: Moira Gordon Smyth
Registration District: Banbridge
Registration Quarter and Year: Apr - Jun 1914
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 138
[RFSS Nov 2011]

Moira Gordon was the eldest daughter of David Wilson and was born on 14th May 1914.

Moira is best remembered for her prolific golfing career, something of which her father Wilson was no doubt proud. She was a member of Royal County Down Ladies' Golf Club, Newcastle where she held the following positions:

Club Captain 1948, 1949 and 1963
Club President 1972-1977
President, Irish League Golf Union 1967-1970 and 1976-1978.

During the Second World War she was a Junior Commandant in the Auxiliary Territorial Service in Northern Ireland of which she and Daisy Ferguson, a daughter of Stanley Ferguson and also a keen golfer, were in charge. Moira and Daisy were to end up living close to one another in Newcastle. Daisy lived at Spelga Avenue and Moira lived in a bungalow on the Bryansford Road in Newcastle, spending most of her life doing what she enjoyed most - playing golf. In latter years due to ill-health she went to live with her sister Vera near Dungannon. Another talent of Moira's that not many people knew about was her superb public speaking ability, which enabled her to deliver very witty and entertaining speeches. She died on 26th February 1990 aged 75 years and was buried in the family grave.

Information extracted from 'Smyths Of The Bann' by Paul McCandless.
[RFSS Dec 2006]

Headstone of Moira Gordon Smyth
Headstone in Banbridge Municipal Cemetery, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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IN LOVING MEMORY

DAVID WILSON SMYTH

BROOKFIELD

BORN 12TH NOV 1876 - DIED 24TH AUG 1953

AND HIS WIFE VERA

BORN 6TH JANY 1881 - DIED 15TH FEBY 1966

THEIR SON WILLIAM SMYTH

BORN 11TH FEBY 1912 - DIED 5TH MAR 1990

THEIR DAUGHTER MOIRA GORDON SMYTH

BORN 14TH MAY 1914 - DIED 26TH FEBY 1990

WILLIAM'S SON BRICE WILSON SMYTH

BORN 26TH MAY 1947 - KILLED 26TH OCT 1988
SOURCES
[ s2121 ] Birth Registration - Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 - Birth of Moira Gordon Smyth registered 2nd Quarter 1914 in Banbridge Registration District, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom - Film Number: 101075, Volume Number: 1, Page Number: 138, Digital Folder Number: 4194694, Image Number: 00438 - BR1914-14-05-MGS
[ s2131 ] Cemetery Marker - Headstone - Municipal Cemetery, Banbridge, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom - H1990-26-02-MGS
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