The Ballater Memorial: Does it Make You Remember?

By: Burrows, John

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The Ballater Cenotaph has been a focal point within the village for the last one
hundred years. It is fitting that some sort of record should mark this centenary,
and it is hoped that this book will go some way to towards doing that.
There are many well-known local family names recorded on this monument,
and much information has already been forthcoming from their relatives.
However, as will become evident from reading this volume, there are
frequently large gaps in the official records. These omissions are sometimes
due to the information being lost or destroyed, but often it can also be due to
the fact that adequate records were never kept in the first place. Throughout
the First World War it would have been difficult to accurately record
individual names when battles were numerous and casualties were high.
Under these circumstances, it is not surprising that the losses for personnel
were simply given as a numeric total for officers and other ranks under the
heading of "killed, wounded or missing", with no names being recorded.
Consequently, it has sometimes been quite difficult to identify the exact
location and time of the actions where many of the fallen met their fate.
There has been more information available for some individuals than others,
but it is hoped that this book will help to promote more research in those areas
where there are few records available. If so, then this will help to provide a
more accurate version of events for future generations.
The Ballater Memorial is the second title in the History and Traditions of
Scotland series to be published by Deeside Books, and these volumes will
complement our existing North-east Scotland Classics series. All titles are
available to order at along with numerous other
Scottish history books, both old and new.

Title: The Ballater Memorial: Does it Make You Remember?

Author Name: Burrows, John

Edition: First

Created: 2022

ISBN Number: 1907813128

ISBN-13: 9781907813122

Location Published: Deeside Books: 2022

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Categories: Scotland North-east, Local Books in Print, Scottish Regiments, Military History

Seller ID: 100077