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Second son is killed in fighting.

A Deanston couple learned the tragic news that they had lost a second son to the war. Pte Thomas Rorie was serving with the Canadian Highlanders. His parents were at that time living in the village.

*** Pte Alex Moffat, posted missing two months earlier, was reported wounded and a prisoner in Germany. His wife, Mrs Moffat, Dripend, Blair Drummond , had been told of his incarceration.

*** Another Blair Drummond soldier, Pte John Murphy, Royal Garrison Artillery, was reported wounded in the present fighting. He sustained a leg wound thought to have been caused by a bullet fired from a plane. His younger brother, a machine gunner, was wounded three weeks earlier and receiving treatment in hospital. Both were sons of Mr Murphy, roadman, Blair Drummond.

*** Home on leave in Doune and Deanston area were Sgt G Noble and privates G Gordon, DF Young,and J Campbell. Pte Campbell, one of Doune's youngest soldiers, had seen three years' service in France. He was the oldest son of Mr John Campbell who was with the Army Veterinary Corp and had also been in France for three years. Pte G Gordon, son of the burgh constable, was wounded in fighting in March, 1918, and was just out of hospital. Pte DF Young was the eldest son of Mr Duncan Young, school board officer, Doune, and had fought in several theatres of WW1. He joined up in the first months of the war and was involved in the Dardanelles campaign where he was seriously wounded. After recovering he was posted to Egypt, then to the Salonica Front and finally to France.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Date:Sep 14, 2018
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