Fearnan’s War Memorial was erected, along with many thousands of others throughout the country, to commemorate the casualties of World War 1. The huge number of memorials created in the years following the war was a response to the unprecedented scale of the loss of life. Although only a small village, Fearnan lost 8 men in the war, more than any of the other villages in the Kenmore parish, including Kenmore itself.
We know little about these men, but Ian McGregor has managed to track down photographs of 4 of them, namely:
Cpl Duncan Mathieson Highland Light Infantry
Pte Duncan Fraser Scots Guards
Pte Malcolm Fraser Scots Greys
We are hoping that, through this web page, we might be able to track down photos or information about the remaining men:
Pte James Dewar Scots Greys
Pte Duncan McPhail Scots Guards
Dvr John Fraser Royal Artillery
Pte Hugh Cowan Royal Scots Fusiliers
Can anyone help? Or, does anyone have information or stories about life in Fearnan during the 1st World War?
In 2 years time, it will be the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War and we hope to commemorate this in an appropriate way and particularly to acknowledge those from the village who fell in the war. If you can help, please either respond to this article by clicking the Comment link below, or contact Ian on firstname.lastname@example.org