Sunday, 25 January 2009

The Cairncross Twins

Newburgh memorial in Fife has two names on the 1939-45 panel which stand out: J Cairncross and T Cairncross, both of the London Scottish.

Something of an interesting story. They were twins, and joined up with army numbers only one digit apart. They were both to die on the exact same day. Sadly while they are buried in the same cemetery they are not side by side.

The Daily Record and the Sun recently published articles on the Cairncross twins.

Article from the Daily Record.

Article from The Scottish Sun.

The paper version of The Sun had several additional photographs of the twins.

There is also some interesting information on the page for Newburgh on the Scottish War Memorials Project.

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