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The Attack on Hanna, 21st January 1916

On this day one hundred years ago, 75 men of The Black Watch lost their lives. Read on to discover what caused this spike in casualty numbers. As the situation for the besieged British forces at Kut grew more desperate, … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 6

Somme Battlefield Bayonet Today’s object we have, for your viewing pleasure, a rusty bayonet. But this is a rusty bayonet with a story, for it was found on the Somme battlefield, and recently donated to the Museum. Whilst I would … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 5

Photograph of members of the Royal Perthshire Rifles, 1880 For today’s object we have a black and white photograph of members of the Royal Perthshire Rifles dated to 1880. The Volunteer movement was reformed in 1859 following a perceived weakness … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 4

Silver tankard presented to Captain Stuart-Hamilton The object we offer today for your delectation is a silver tankard presented to Captain Stuart-Hamilton by his fellow officers of the 5th Battalion Black Watch on 14th February 1944. Captain Stuart-Hamilton was given … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 3

Iron Cross, First Class, acquired by Major Jardine-Patterson One of the delights of working in a Regimental Museum is the unusual items that one comes across when cataloguing the collection. In this case it is an Iron Cross, First Class, … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 2

Hand-painted Christmas card on cloth by Private Mcfarlane Today’s object from the Black Watch Museum Collection is a hand-painted Christmas card on khaki cloth, made by Private McFarlane during his service in the Boer War. The Second Anglo-Boer War was … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 1

Print of General Baron John Reid of Straloch Today’s object is a print of General Baron John Reid of Straloch, in the uniform of the Connaught Rangers. The son of Alexander Robertson of Straloch, known as Baron Reid. General Reid … Continue reading

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