April 25, 2013 1 Comment
Like many of his peers my grandfather seemed very reluctant to speak of his years on the Western Front in World War One. All we have is a few small snippets of information about his service – though from it we can see how his years with the Scottish 9th Division changed our family history irrevocably.
Perhaps the most priceless relic we have of Duncan Grant’s war effort is a transcribed record of his war history. In his own hand he summarised his military service on the plinth of a Dewar’s whiskey Highlander statue. The artfully inscribed words let us know that he was involved in the full horrors of the war. He was present for some of the most intense and horrific battles.