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7632: The Death of Private Colin Downie

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posted on 2024-01-18, 14:21 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Private Colin Downie served with the 1st battalion of the Highland Light Infantry, and was killed in action at La Bassee in France on December 20th, 1914.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Moira Jean Barnes; great niece of Colin Downie.

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

Colin Downie

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

December, 1914

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

La Bassee, France; Glasgow.

Object(s)

Included in the collection is a note of condolence from Buckingham Palace, signed by the King, and a memorial card remembering Private Colin Downie with a poem inserted by his sisters, Mary and Jean Downie. There is also a letter from the Assistant Financial Secretary concerning the payment of compensation to Private Colin Downie's siblings following his death.

Community Collection Day

Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow (10/04/19)

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