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1st/5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Peterhead 'Terriers' at Bedford.

Peterhead Terriers at Bedford

This old photo is from the Buchan Observer of October 1914.  At the time the volunteers were in training at their War Station in Bedford, England.  The following information accompanied the picture:

The accompanying is a photo of half-a-dozen Territorials belonging to Peterhead who are meantime in training at Bedford.  They left Peterhead along with the first detachment on August 10th and were stationed at Perth for a fortnight, then went on to Bedford.  They have all signed for Foreign Service.  By the appearance of these stalwart youths they have profited by their recent military training and should give a good account of themselves after they are transferred abroad.

Their names are:

Back row:

Front row:

 From the Buchan Observer 25/6/1918

In Memorium

Webster - In loving memory of my dear son, Cpl. Frank Webster
5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who died of wounds on 26th June 1917.

Sleep dear Frankie, and take your rest
In a grave we may never see:
But some kind hand in that distant land
May lay down a flower for me.

In our hearts your memory lingers,
Sweet tender, fond and true.
There is not a day, dear laddie,
That we do not think of you.

Inserted by his sorrowing Mother, Sisters and Brothers, Benwells, Kirk Square.


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