Carlyle McBride McCance , Past Master Lodge Greyfriars No.1221

Carlyle McCance was born on July 19th 1917. Born in Halfway, Cambuslang. Carlyle was educated and Dux at Hamilton Academy and Glasgow University.

At the start of the Second World War Carlyle saw him first join the RAF, and then as an Army Vet in India and Burma. It was there that he used a special technique of removing the voice boxes of mules under his care to prevent the British troops being located.

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After the War he stayed in Burma teaching animal husbandry and veterinary hygiene, he returned to Britain after a year where he was employed by the Government in a veterinary capacity in Lincolnshire.

Carlyle McCance 1221 Police horses

Carlyle returned to Glasgow in the late 1940’s and went straight into Glasgow Corporation. He attended the large farms in which the corporation held. He also had the task of looking after the police horses.

Carlyle McCance 1221 Glasgow School of vets

By the 1960’s he had worked his way up to becoming deputy chief and then Chief Veterinary Officer, a post he held until he retired at the age of 63.
After he retired from being the chief vet Carlyle started lecturing students at the Glasgow school of Veterinary and also lecturing meat inspectors at the Glasgow abattoir in Gallowgate.

Carlyle McCance 1221 Meat Market

Carlyle McBride McCance died on the 18th December 1998
Carlyle McBride McCance was Master of Lodge Greyfriars in 1955-1956
Unfortunately the Lodge is Dormant so I can’t get any other dates.

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