A Rutherglen war hero has been honoured in parliament for the part he played in the Second World War.
Rutherglen MSP James Kelly lodged a motion in parliament that an exhibition being held at Rutherglen Library in memory of war hero Jack Connor be recognised.
Jack Connor, who served in India and Burma, was a hospital engineer at the Southern General Hospital when he was called up in 1941, going on to serve in the 17th Indian Division.
Jack, after four years of ferocious fighting, was awarded the Burma Star, the 1939-1945 Star and the Defence Medal.
Last week the Labour MSP dropped by Rutherglen library to meet up with the daughter of the local war legend to learn more about his heroic efforts during World War Two.
James met Dorothy Connor, the daughter of Jack, to talk about her father’s expereinces during the War, which lasted from 1939 until 1945.
Jack’s unit was made up of units from Commonwealth countries during World War II and was often referred to as the “Forgotten Army” because its operations in the Burma Campaign were overlooked by the fighting closer to home in Europe.
James said: “It was fascinating learning more about the battles of the Forgotten Army and in particular to hear about the heroic adventures of a true Ruglonian hero, Jack Connor.
“Brave folk like Jack laid it all on the line for our country and it is important we remember what they fought for.
“Tthat’s why I lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament to pay tribute to a truly inspirational generation.”
Dorothy Connor, who stays in Rutherglen, said: “I think it’s important that we realise that in Rutherglen as in other towns, we are all walking in the footsteps of the bravest of the brave.
“It’s especially so for those of us of the post war generation who have always lived in peace because of what they did.
“I was very grateful for the genuine
Motion James Kelly MSp with Jack’s daughter, Dorothy