A Service of Remembrance will take place this Sunday, 10th November, at the Fearnan War Memorial. The short service of prayer, the two minute silence, and laying of the wreath starts at 11.00. Everyone is welcome and please gather at about 10.50 am.
As we’ve noted before, for a small village, Fearnan lost a disproportionately high number of men during the First World War. Over the last year, Ian McGregor has been researching the names of the Fearnan men who died in the Great War and in particular has been trying to find photographs of them. With the help of Mike Haig of the Scottish War Memorial Project, Kenmore, he now has obtained pictures of 6 of the 8 men who are named on the memorial.
Left:Peter Mathieson (Black Watch);
Right:Duncan Mathieson (Highland Light Infantry), son of William and Christina Mathieson of Rock Cottage.
Left:Duncan Fraser (Scots Guards) and right: Malcolm Fraser (Scots Greys) sons of James and Jessie Fraser of Rosebank.
Below Left: Hugh Cowan (R.S. Fusiliers); Below Right: John Laughlan Fraser (R.F. Artillery), son of Donald and Kate Fraser.
Ian is still looking for information and photographs of James Dewar of the Scots Guards and Duncan McPhail, also of the Scots Guards. We hope to have photographs and information on all 8 men in time for the 100 year anniversary of the Great War next year. If you think you can help, he would be delighted to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org