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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: Wigtown Book Festival 2015 Reply with quote

A couple of items of interest at this year's Book Festival.

Keith
Galloway House, Garlieston
Sunday 27th September 2015
10:30

In 1914, Keith Stewart, the second son of the Earl of Galloway, joined the Black Watch, eventually to fight in France. Eight decades later, Sara Stewart discovered a remarkable cache of letters between Keith, his family and friends. In this staged reading of a script devised by Sara, his deeply moving story is told for the first time in the setting of his family’s old home. Also at 2pm.

The World of Louis McGuffie VC
ScottishPower Foundation Marquee
Wednesday 30th September 2015
18:00

Wigtown’s Louis McGuffie won the Victoria Cross for an assault on German trenches in Belgium on 28 September 1918. Six days later, he was killed in action. In this special event, we will build up a picture of the man and his world, from daily life in Wigtown to the Western Front. In doing so, we celebrate not only McGuffie but all who gave their lives. Our panel: military historian Trevor Royle; author of Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur; and local historian Jack Hunter. 75 min.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Honourable Keith Anthony Stewart, Lieutenant: 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Keith was born in 1894 in Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire, a son of Randolph Henry Stewart, 11th Earl of Galloway and of the Countess of Galloway, Amy Mary Pauline (Cliffe) Stewart, of Cumloden, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Keith was educated at Harrow and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was gazetted as a 2nd Lt. Black Watch on 12 August 1914 and promoted to Lt. in the November. He served at Givenchy, Nueve Chapelle and Festubert and was killed at Aubers Ridge on 9 May 1915.
He is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.

The Battle of Aubers 9 May 1915.
In the area being attacked by the Indian Corps, the lead battalions of the Dehra Dun Brigade of the Meerut Division were so badly hit by enemy fire that no men got beyond their own parapet. Later in the day the Bareilly Brigade (which included the 2nd Black Watch), moving up to relieve the Dehra Dun, lost more than 200 men due to enemy shelling. They were ordered to advance but few men even reached a small ditch 20 yards in front of their own front line, and the Brigade suffered more than 1000 casualties within minutes.
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