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This is an intriguing photograph since many rural settlements were decimated by losses in the Great War. Were all these men from Leochel-Cushnie? Given the losses in the 6th and 7th Gordon Highlanders in 1915, and the subsequent ravages of the Great Influenza Epidemic at the end of the War, it's perhaps surprising to find so many survived. For an interesting contrast, try reading No Thankful Village by Chris Howell (Fickle Hill 2002, ISBN 0 947660 04 6) which gives an account of the effects of the Great War on a similar rural area in Somerset.
Picture added on 14 August 2008
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Donside at War
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Two uncles in this picture Sandy George of Brideswell, Cushnie, and Dod Petrie (later of Bogsowie, Cushnie and of Chapel, Towie) Both were wounded
Added by H. Brook on 07 January 2011
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Donside at War

Aerial view of MonymuskAlford Parish Church Memorial PlaqueKeig Kirk First World War Roll of HonourWar Memorial at Keig KirkWilliam McCombieAnother Young Soldier off to WarOfficersBrothers in Arms?A group of ForestersYoung Boy Soldier, Unknown.