Black Watch Museum archivist Richard McKenzie will give a free public talk on The Battle of Loos, at Signal Tower Museum, Arbroath on Tuesday, September 15, at 2pm.
The Battle of Loos began on September 25, 1915. 45 Scottish Battalions were involved in the attack and an estimated 60,000 British casualties were reported.
Dundee families suffered severe losses. Of the 900 “Dundee’s Own” men who left the city in February 1915, only about 200 uninjured men remained, after the battle. Nineteen out of twenty Officers of the 4th Battalion, Black Watch were killed. Richard McKenzie studied ancient history and archaeology before acquiring a Masters Degree in Classical Studies. He has been the archivist at the Black Watch Museum for two years.
Richard’s talk will last approximately one hour and there will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Admission is free but booking is recommended as spaces are limited. To book, please contact Museum staff, during the hours 10 am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, on 01241 435329, firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on facebook – Angus Museums.