Saturday, 14 May 2011

Future Coupar Angus Roll of Honour

Mark Duffy, author of the book on Blairgowrie`s War Dead, is collaborating with Hugh Macrae of Coupar Angus in producing a book/cd to commemorate those who died in both wars and who had a connection with Coupar Angus. It is likely to include both Bendochy and Kettins close by.

Coupar Angus is unusual in not having a civic memorial to those who died. The book will bring together details of those commemorated on the School Memorial and the Abbey Church Memorials, as well as others who were perhaps omitted for some reason. It will also include those who are buried in Coupar Angus, or who have some connection to the burgh and its surrounds.

Mark and Hugh are looking for any personal information that anyone may have about family members who died in the wars - family background, education & employment, war service, war diaries, telegrams, medals & citations, letters home, obituaries etc.They promise to respect all materials and return them to owners once the information has been copied or photographed. Families will also receive a draft text for comment before publication.

Any other information on life or activities during the wars - both about those who served and survived and those who remained at home- will also be gratefully received and details passed on to Coupar Angus & District Heritage Association for historical record.

Anyone who has such information or materials should contact Hugh Macrae in the first instance on 01828627514/07843491803 or via the feedback page on the SMRG website

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