Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bernard Rissik (1892–1915)

Second Lieutenant Bernard Rissik, 9th (Service) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade Killed in action, 22 June 1915, France Bernard (“Barney”) Rissik has a connection with William McLaren,  the subject of two previous posts.  His paternal aunt, Anna Maria, married William’s maternal uncle, … Continue reading

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More on the McLarens with the promised Whitefoord update

Susie Hamilton, the enterprising and enthusiastic Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Scottish Veterans’ Residences, provided a warm welcome when, at her invitation, we were able to visit Whitefoord last week. Susie told us how, during 2014, brass memorial plaques to soldiers lost … Continue reading

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