About this blog
Inspired by the anniversary of the First World War I suggested to my cousins that we visit Ypres where I knew that one of Grandfathers uncles had died in early May 1915. The hundreth anniversary of his death coincided with the May Day Bank Holiday in 1915 so we arranged to meet there and I promised to do some research. In a story probably familiar to many here I was fascinated by his story and as I tried to work out if he was the first officer to die from his home town of Galashiels increasingly drawn into the stories of those 638 men listed on the Galashiels War Memorial. I hope to post some of those stories here.