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Book prize awarded to Margaret Olive Will 1932
Book prize awarded to Margaret Olive Will 1932

Book 'A Brief History of the World' by H B Niver, awarded as a prize to Margaret Olive Will, Class ii Dornoch Academy on 1st July 1932. It was believed that Margaret was the daughter of the Dornoch Police Sergeant and the sister of Leonard Will who owned the Dornoch cycle shop but this is not the case.
Picture added on 21 July 2013 at 15:15
I am curious as to who Margaret Olive Will was, as she was certainly not the brother(!) of my father, Leonard G. Will, who owned the cycle and electrical shop in the High Street. As far as I know my grandfather, police sergeant Alexander Innes Will, had just three sons, Gordon, Leonard and Norman, and no daughters.

Many thanks for your comment and picking up on the error in gender - I will correct the entry. I'm afraid we do not hold any other information about Margaret Will, hopefully another visitor to the image library may be able to provide more identification - Administrator.
Added by Leonard Will on 19 August 2013
Leonard, I may have already e-mailed you information regarding Margaret Olive Will, She was the daughter of Alfred W Will.
It would be great if anybody could provide further information on her.
Added by Alasdair Will on 24 June 2014
Olive was the daughter of Alfred W. Will but he was killed in Persia and never saw her.

Many thanks for your comment - Administrator
Added by George I. Will on 27 March 2015
Margaret Olive Will's academic accomplishments continued beyond 1932. Four years later in 1936 she was awarded two prestigious Dux medals - one gold and the other silver.
The impressive sterling silver medal, presented by Dornoch Academy, has found its way into a private collection of academic awards in Sydney, Australia.~ Many thanks for your comment. Administrator.
Added by John Newton. on 24 July 2017
As it happens, I have two dux medals which were awarded to me - one the Sutherland County Dux, session 1957-58, silver(?), and the other Dornoch Academy Dux 1959, bronze(?). I would be willing to donate these to the Dornoch Historylinks Museum if you would like them, or I could send you images. ~ Many thanks, I have sent you a message via email. Administrator.
Added by Leonard Will on 31 July 2017
Dear Mr Will, my message to your email account failed. Please could you contact me at, many thanks Administrator
Anonymous comment added on 01 August 2017
Dear Mr Will, I am still having problems with emailing you. A message tells me that our email address has been blocked.Administrator
Anonymous comment added on 15 August 2017
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