Legion seeks Great War relatives

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The Carnoustie branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland is looking for a relative of one of the town’s Great War casualties for a memorial service.

On Sunday, November 9, at war memorials across Britain and beyond, services of remembrance will be held to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, and it is hoped that in Carnoustie a relative of one of the 142 casualties can be traced to play a special role.

Poppy convenor for Carnoustie and District Kirsty McDonald explained: “We are seeking a relative of someone named on the War Memorial.

“It’s been on Facebook but we’ve had no response. We would like them to come to the memorial service on November 9 and place a special centenary wreath on behalf of all the people on the war memorial.”

If you are descended from one of Carnoustie’s 142 World War One casualties and would like to take part in the remembrance service please contact Kirsty on 01241 853584.

Last week the Guide & Gazette made an appeal for volunteers to help with the poppy collection this year.

Due to illness and an aging volunteer pool this year’s ppoppy collection team is very short-staffed and in need of new recruits.

Sadly, there were no responses, but the need remains and if some kind souls would like to help out with the sale of poppies and collection of donations please contact Poppy Convenor Kirsty McDonald on 01241 853584 who would be delighted to hear from you.

No night-time collections are expected and volunteers are generally well accommodated in assigning rounds.