Contributed by: Elanne Christie, on 2008-11-06
|Year of Birth||Unknown|
|Year of Death||1942|
|Regiment||Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Dalry, Ayrshire and Arran|
Both my Grandfathers died before I was born. They both fought in WWI, my paternal grandfather being shot at El-Arish and my maternal grandfather was gassed on the front line. They both survived the war but I know little of their experiences. My maternal Grandfather, who I believe survived Ypres, kept a lot of memorabilia which is all in a trunk at my father's house. There are war diaries, photos, postcards, love letters and even the jacket of his uniform and a bayonet. It is a real treasure trove, very personal and poignant.