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Project Honours Scotland’s First World War Dead

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Prince Charles has chosen a 20-year-old former royal servant from Deeside who never returned from the Western Front to be a focal point for a major project honouring Scotland’s First World War dead. The prince selected Private Robert Duguid, who had been a labourer at Birkhall on the Royals’ Balmoral Estate, as someone who was […]

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Last Wishes Of Fallen WWI Scots Soldiers to be Published Online

| February 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the First World War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of the conflict. The last wishes of fallen Scottish soldiers will be made available online by the National Records of Scotland. Among the 26,000 […]

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Black Watch Statue set for Belgium

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

A statue of a Black Watch soldier is to be unveiled in Belgium in 2014, commemorating more than 8,000 soldiers and officers of the regiment who lost their lives in the First World War. 20,000 men from the regiment were injured during the war. Set to be placed in an area known as Black Watch […]

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Excavation of Edinburgh’s WWI Trenches Begins

| February 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

At almost 100 years old, excavation and examination work has begun on Dreghorn Barrack’s WWI trench training system by world renowned archeologists. Originally dug by the 16th Battalion The Royal Scots before they served in France, the trenches provided the only experience Scots soldiers had of trench warfare before arriving on the Western Front. Experts […]

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Royal Scots WWI Mystery

| February 18, 2013 | 4 Comments

A researcher is appealing for help to identify a picture of an unknown Royal Scots soldier in time for the WWI centenary. Alistair McEwan, creator of the online archive Edinburgh’s War, found the solitary picture in a book of autographs collected by a teenager at the YMCA ‘American Hut’ site in Edinburgh’s Saint Andrew’s Square […]

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