news updated: 04 Aug 2014

New book--We Will Remember Them

Local author, Isabelle Gow, has written a book on WW 1 heroes who came from Lochmaben Parish and died on the battlefield.
Isabelle has researched 82 soldiers from Lochmaben Parish who died in the conflict. 17 of that number are not listed on the War Memorial.
Each soldier is given at least one page with details of family, obituaries, place of burial  and photographs.
Orders can be placed through Isabelle ( 01387 811635 ) or at Lochmaben Post Office.  Cost Price is £7.50--the book is non profit making.
Isabelle comments: "Writing this book brought home how ordinary these men were--the majority were just working lads---grocer's assistants or farmer's sons--they weren't soldiers".