Charles Alfred Jarvis VC

Charles Alfred Jarvis, was born at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, on 29 March 1881. Charles became an apprentice plumber in Carnoustie until…

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HMS Hawke

On October 15, 1914, just two months into World War I, the Royal Navy still viewed the threat of underwater attacks from Germany in the…

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Nurse Mellor Autograph Book

Florence Mellor from Kirkaldy, Fife, worked as a volunteer nurse treating wounded troops at Edenfield Auxiliary Hospital, Cupar, and then…

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The Battle of Loos – Losses for Dundee’s Own

The Battle of Loos on September 25, 1915 was the largest land battle in British military history and resulted in terrible carnage. It was…

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Friction in the Family

Conscientious Objection mainly relates to the refusal, on grounds of conscience, to fulfil a legally imposed obligation to join and work in…

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HMS Tarlair

A hydrophone attempts to listen to sound underwater. It is a receiving microphone in a waterproof casing. When a noise occurs underwater –…

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Joseph Lee – a Fighter Writer

Joseph Johnston Lee was born in Dundee in 1876. A bright boy, he went to Harris Academy at the age of eleven, but as the family was not…

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Sculptor William Lamb

Artist and sculptor William Lamb was born in Montrose, in 1893. He was interested in art from an early age where he completed an…

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Dog Training Camp

Animals were vital to the war effort with horses, pigeons, dogs and slugs all having an influential role in carrying equipment, aiding the…

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