Black Watch talk on war graves

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A lecture entitled “The Commonwealth War Graves Commission: past and present” will take place at the next meeting of the Friend of the Black Watch Castle and Museum.

The Keynote lecture, led by General Sir Alistair Irwin, chairman of the Museum Trust and President of the Friends will take place on Thursday, September 29.

The illustrated talk will start by recounting the story of the origins of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission before going on to describe the current organisation, what it does and how it does it.

The lecture will then conclude with the fascinating story of the recent discovery of massed graves near Fromelles and the construction of the first completely new CWGC cemetery for 50 years.

The Friends organisation supports the work of The Black Watch Castle & Museum and its staff, to preserve the legacy of The Black Watch and its home at Balhousie Castle.

Held at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, the evening will begin at 7 pm with a wine reception with the lecture will commencing at 7.30pm.

Places are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment.

To book, or for more information, please contact The Black Watch Museum on 01738 638152 or friends@theblackwatch.co.uk

The Friends organisation supports the work of The Black Watch Castle & Museum and its staff, to preserve the legacy of The Black Watch and its home at Balhousie Castle.

To find out more about the Friends visit www.theblackwatch.co.uk/index/friends.