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    WO David Forsyth MM and Bar 8th Battalion Royal Highlanders 1917

    If any 8th Battalion researchers are looking through group photos can they see if the photos include S/3878 Sgt ,later WO David Forsyth . He served with the 8th Battalion throughout the Great War.

    Born 20th April 1891 at New Rows, Binnend, Burntisland. He was son of John Forsyth , Shale Miner, and Agnes Forsyth, whose maiden was Russell. They had married at Burntisland in November 1888.
    By the 1911 census he was living at 7, Polmaise Place ,Cowie aged 19 he was described as a " coal miner , Hewer"
    On the out break of war he enlisted in the Royal Highlanders and left for France on 10th May 1915. As you know he won his MM and bar and ended the war acting WO2 and entered Class Z Army Reserve on the 14th April 1919.
    He was awarded the MM and Bar both in 1917
    He lived in Cowie by Bannockburn before and after the Great War. The town of Cowie presented him with a solid gold tribute medal in recognition of his gallantry awards ,he married a Mrs Yeardly the wife of an 8th Battalion man who was killed in action who was also from Cowie.
    Any info on him especially a photo would be very welcome
    Thanks for reading this
    M

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    Just reviving this one in the hope that a photo will appear from somewhere.

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