Down memory lane, November 17 2017

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During a recent pilgrimmage to the Belgium First World War cemeteries Donald Brown and Alex Docherty searched out stones of Campbeltown men.

Both Mr Brown and Mr Docherty had relatives who emigrated to Canada before the First World War started. One stone which Mr Brown found was for Kintyre man, Lance Corporal Neil Watson.

L/Cpl Watson returned to Flanders’ fields with the 2nd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry and was killed 101 years ago aged 24. For more on Kintyre’s commemoration of Remembrance see pages 15, 16 and 17.

Donald Brown by Neil Watson’s headstone. NO_c45monsgrave02_Neil_Watson_from_Kintyre_emigrated_to_Canada_before_being_killed