In January 1943 the Club was pleased to learn that their former clever and young player, Ian Campbell, had received his wings and was now a Pilot Officer. Ian had played with the Shipyard at the age of 16, having also had trials for Heart of Midlothian. During his career as Flight Officer, Ian continued to play and had the honour of captaining a Scottish forces side against the English in Cairo. At the end of the war, Ian signed for the Chicago Maroons who played in the North American Soccer League.
Lawler moved from the west of Scotland to Burntisland around 1920 and was on the clerical staff at the Burntisland Shipbuilding Company. Records appear to show he was the first secretary of the club and also undertook a number of other duties around the club until his untimely death in October 1945. In the 1925 season he was the President of the Fifeshire Secondary Juvenile Association and direct delegate to the Scottish Association. It was noted how much he done to foster amateur football in Burntisland, Fife and the Lothian’s.