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War & Decline

The First World War

Framed Certificate

Description:

A framed memorial scroll relating to the death in action of Private Robert Duncan, of Annan, 7th Cameron Highlanders, during the First World War.

 

Both brothers, Privates Robert and James Hume Duncan were killed in action serving with the 7th Cameron Highlanders. Their memorial plaques and scrolls were given to Dumfries Museum in 1980.

 

Soon after the war ended, the British government began production of individually named memorial plaques to be sent out to the next of kin - the closest living relative - of every serviceman and woman who had lost their lives. Bereaved families received them through the post in a cardboard envelope, with a printed message from the King. Commemorative scrolls were also sent.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1980.19.3
Digital Number:
DMDR016n
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council