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100 years ago from the Courier newspapers re arbroath and carnoustie news

15th Oct 2016 : 100 years ago The Courier

About 30 vessels of the ARBROATH fishing fleet were on Saturday morning caught in a gale . Between 6 and 7oclock , shortly after they set their nets in the vacinity of the BELL ROCK , a stiff breeze came in from the SSE . The breeze changed suddenly into a regular squall and as matters looked ominous , the vessels deemed it advisable to make tracks for home. When the vessels were seen approaching the bear near the entrance to the harbour , the lifeboat was called out and LAUNCHED .

19th Oct 2016 : 100 years ago : The Courier

By the death in ACTION on September 15th (1916) of PRIVATE WILLIAM IRELAND of the ROYAL SCOTS , perhaps one of MONIFIETHS best known GOLFERS has been removed . PRIVATE IRELAND who was 36 years of age , was the only son of the late James Irland , agent of the British Linen Bank at the West Port branch and of mrs Ireland , Home Terrace , Broughty Ferry . PRIVATE or willie Ireland , as he was more familarly known , was a member of the Grange Club Monifieth and by its members is deeply mourned .

19th Oct 2016 - 50 years ago : Courier & Advertiser :

Despite a gale force wind and lashing seaspray , the outer quay at ARBROATH HARBOUR was lined with people yesterday afternoon watching as a fishing boat THE EVENING STAR was escorted to safety by the lifeboat DUKE OF MONTROSE . The evening star was the only Arbroath boat to venture out yesterday morning and was well over 12 miles out in the North Sea when a strong easterly wind blew up . At 2pm coastguards fired the maroons which alerted the LIFEBOAT crew and crowds rushed to watch

25th Oct 2016 : The Courier 100 years ago

Mrs J C Wilson , Windsor Terrace monifieth has received intimation that her husband Lieutenant Wilson , BLACK WATCH , attached to the Royal Flying Corps has been posted as missing. As a sergeant in the Black Watch Machine Gun section . Lieut Wilson went to France nearly 2 years ago. he was severely wounded in one of the many battles in which this Galent regiment regiment has been engaged . For services in the field , he was promoted to Commissioned Rank . He was a foreman furrier pre war .

24th Oct 2016 The Courier 100 years ago

Mr &Mrs Davidson of 22 Arbroath road Carnoustie , have received offical information that their son PRIVATE ALEX DAVIDSON , Black Watch has been wounded . In a letter he writes "on Oct 11th i was sleeping with a box of AMMUNITION for a pillow , when a german shell exploded near me , wounding me in the right shoulder . A good thing it did not hit my PILLOW . I started to make my way for the dressing station and suddenly stumbled into a shell hole where lay three dead Germans . Nice company !"

31st oct 2016 - The courier 100 years ago

The Executive Council of the ARBRROATH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE in their half yearly report submitted to a meeting of the Chamber yesterday , stated that the financial condition of the harbour gave much cause for anxiety. The protecting walls were requiring repairs and dredging was much needed. The outlook was extremely unsatisfactory, there being funds to meet the most restricted expediture . the project of what was called teh Mid Scotland Canal was approved .

4th Nov 2016 - 100 yeaers ago The Courier

Among the recent winners of the MILITARY MEDAL is PRIVATE WILLIAM HIGH, Black Watch , son of mrs High , West Path Carnoustie Pte High who is 23 years of age , joined the Territorials when he was 16 years of age , at which time he was employed in the Taymouth Engineering works Carnoustie . Prior to the outbreak of the war, he was employed as a cleekmaker at Westhaven . In May of last year , Private High was MENTIONED in DESPATCHES . He is the third Carnoustie boy to win the MILITARY MEDAL

(patrick w anderson

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