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    Burntisland Fallen 1914-1919 & 1939-1945

    Just in the recent days received the two published booklets called

    BURNTISLAND FALLEN 1914- 1919 by John Burnett and

    BURNTISLAND FALLEN 1939 -1945 by John Burnett

    Both booklets are published by BURNTISLAND HERIGATE TRUST .

    As you can guess both booklets have many casualties from the Black Watch and John who has researched the newspapers etc well covers each Casualty well in the pages of these two booklets . He in the Great War booklet covers the Gallantry Medals awarded, and he even covers Burntisland men in Overseas Contingents and also Service Units of Burntisland Men who were killed and he lists the BLACK WATCH as 27 casualties from Burntisland .

    The WW2 booklet covers as I said the names of each casualty from Burntisland and then he covers the names not recorded on the Burntisland War Memorial then Prisoners of War section along with a story of Escapees - one who didn't make it and one who did .


    The Burntisland Heritage Trust website covers the booklets well :

    Burntisland Fallen 1914 -1919 :

    This booket lists the emn of Burntisland who lost their lives as a result of the First World War and whose names appear on the Burntisland War Memorial . It links the names on the Memorial to personal information from census returns , newspaper articles , obituaries and historial military records . It also inclused , inter alia , the history of the War Memorial itself , lists of medal winners , and information about men from Burtisland who served in overseas forces , 68 pages , A 5 format

    3.50


    Burntisland Fallen 1939 -1945

    This booklet provides details of all the 42 men who gave their lives in the Second World War and whose names are included on Burntisland War Memorial . It also includes contemporary material from the local press - articles on the War Memorial itself , prisoners of war , escapees, the peace celebrations in Burntisland , and the Douglas Bader connection , plus two poems by local folk , 32 pages , A 5 format ,

    Price 2.50



    The Burntisland Herigate Trust postal address is 4 Kirkgate, Burntisland , Fife KY 3 9 DB or you could use the email contact address on the Trust's website .


    There would be postage as well on top of the purchase price listed above but well worth it for anyone with Burntisland relatives or as a military research tool

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    Re: Burntisland Fallen 1914-1919 & 1939-1945

    Was up to all that when I lived in Kinghorn,used to meet the Gays there Freddie and Jim.
    Freddie was the character,Jim was the goodie

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    Re: Burntisland Fallen 1914-1919 & 1939-1945

    bumpy. Jim Gay was he in Minden,
    nellie

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    Re: Burntisland Fallen 1914-1919 & 1939-1945

    Yes Nellie,he was with me in the Rocker Pl in Cyprus then on to Minden,he was Jske Patties section 2i/c

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    They both came from Templehall in Kirkcaldy. Freddie married a Warminster Girl.

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    Re: Burntisland Fallen 1914-1919 & 1939-1945

    Freddie is in Burntisland,Jim is in Kirkcaldy

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    Re: Burntisland Fallen 1914-1919 & 1939-1945

    I have been researching my family tree for the last few years, and found recently that i have relatives from way back came from Burntisland. From the Robb side of the family. Drove through there back in 1997 when i brought my grandmothers ashes back to kirkcaldy for burial at sea. Very picturesque.

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