From The Archives

From The Archives

July 8 1916: Medal-winning soldier marries in Angus

July 8 2016

While today most people marry in a religious building or registry office, in 1916 it was not unheard of to marry in the bride’s home. On this day in 1916 in Monikie Lieutenant William Addison married Miss M J Storrier Mackenzie. The reporter did not record her first name.

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July 6 1916: Dundee conscientious objector calls war ‘immoral’

July 6 2016

Many men asked to be exempted from conscription during the First World War. Tribunals were held up and down the country to hear cases of men looking to be exempted from conscription. Conscientious objectors refused to fight on grounds of pacifism, religion or freedom of thought, though some did agree to take on non-combat roles.