Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Turriff
Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Sergeant George Frederick Findlater, was born in Turriff on 16 February 1872. He was a Scottish soldier in the British Army, who was awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for gallantry, for his role in the Tirah Campaign. On 20 October 1897, Findlater, then a junior piper in the Gordon Highlanders, was shot in the feet during an advance against opposing defences at the Battle of the Dargai Heights; unable to walk, and exposed to enemy fire, he continued playing, to encourage the battalion's advance. The event was widely covered in the press, making Findlater a public hero. He died in early 1942. Gordon Duncan, born 14 May 1964, died December 2005, was a bagpiper and composer, born in Turriff. I hope these photographs are of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
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