As the evening fades towards sunset, now by about half past eight, I can look back on a successful day's catch-up on local history tracing. With the aid of a more experienced researcher elsewhere in Scotland, I have been able to amend the details of several dozen WW1 casualties.
My mission statement remains unaltered: this is a piece of heritage which is not exclusive, it is inclusive. Everybody owes a debt of gratitude to the people who died in war, whether it be the wars from 1914-1919 and 1939-1945, or any conflict before or after. They laid down their lives in the service of King and country. They died so we can live in peace and prosperity These men and women should be, must be remembered, and keeping their memory alive is a duty to all who are in a position to do so. I count myself among those, even if I am free-lance and not allied to any specific group. I would be quite prepared to help anyone who seeks assistance in this field - or any other.