Category Archives: Scottish Regiments

An incomplete tale of three Deutschmann servicemen

On a visit to the Scottish National War Memorial last year, on the trail of Scots I have researched who are commemorated on War Memorials outwith Scotland, I spent some time in ‘Section M’, which is where you will find … Continue reading

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Guardsman Walter Hardy Geddes, The Scots Guards (1924–1944)

On a sunny Saturday in October 2018, we visited the South African Cemetery in Castiglione dei Pepoli.  This cemetery has 502 war graves from the Second World War, the majority being for South African servicemen.  The 24th Guards Brigade, however, … Continue reading

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William Victor St Clair McLaren: his McLaren and Sinclair lines

Earlier this year, I discovered that there is a memorial to William McLaren’s brother in the Dean Cemetery.  I was aware that it was an imposing memorial, and thought that it would therefore be relatively easy to identify.  This was … Continue reading

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“Simply Magnificent”

Continuing to research the last week of March 1918, in war diaries relevant to some of the men commemorated on a Parish War Memorial in Surrey, I looked last night to see how the week was ‘covered’ in Kate Luard’s Unknown Warriors.  Recalling the morning of 24 … Continue reading

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