Private, 46948, William Sayers (18) – Died of Wounds

19th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, 29th September 1918  Military and Civilian Research William Sayers was born in the first quarter of 1900 at Pendleton, Lancashire. His Army Attestation Record has his date of birth as 4 December 1899. (I’m not convinced this is the actual birth date, he may have given an earlier date inContinue reading “Private, 46948, William Sayers (18) – Died of Wounds”

Lance-Corporal, 265707, Malcolm McDonald (24) – Killed in Action

6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, 23rd September 1917  Morayshire Roll of Honour Extract from the above 1921 publication :- MCDONALD, Malcolm, No.265707, Lance-Corporal, 1st/6th Gordon Highlanders; born at Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, 14th March 1897, educated at Knockando; joined at Keith, September 1914; served in France; killed in action, 23rd September, 1917. Son of John and Isabella McDonald,Continue reading “Lance-Corporal, 265707, Malcolm McDonald (24) – Killed in Action”

The Banffshire Herald dated 5th May 1917

The Following is an Extract from the Above Publication from the 5th of May 1917 Notices Ogg – Died of wounds in 26 General Hospital, Etaples on 25th of April 1917, Private, James Ogg, Gordon Highlanders, aged 20 years, eldest son of James and Helen, Main Street, Newmill . Henderson – Died in Number OneContinue reading “The Banffshire Herald dated 5th May 1917”

We Will Remember Them

I am based in the north of Scotland in the small village of Aberlour. Having served in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in the 1980’s, I have a keen interest in military history, in particular the stories of those who served. I was a remote volunteer for the Imperial War Museum working on a WorldContinue reading “We Will Remember Them”