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56: John Brownlie (photographs; postcards)

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posted on 2024-01-12, 09:30 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

John Brownie enlisted into the Black Watch in 1916 from his home in Glasgow. He had been a ploughman but had moved to the city looking for work as he had at that time a wife and 3 children to support. Due to no work he felt he should serve his country. He spent 2 years in France with the 51st Battalion and received a leg injury in 1918. From his hospital bed in 1918 he sent a loving Christmas card home to Glasgow for his wife and young children. He fully recovered and returned to Glasgow and lived a long live and fathered a further 5 children.

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Name of contributor(s)

Sheila Scott, grand daughter of John Brownlie

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

My Grandfather, John Brownlie.

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1916 - 1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

France and Glasgow

Object(s)

Photographs and postcards

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Submitted online

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