|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]
|[ 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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