Derek Patrick The Black Watch and Kitchener’s New Army
As part of Kitchener’s New Army, the Black Watch formed several battalions. They served with distinction and their sacrifice is acknowledged throughout Tayside, Angus and Perthshire. Derek will describe how they fared and the impact on those back home.
Derek is well known to the branch and is an historian working at the University of St Andrews. He has ancestors who served in the Black Watch, some buried in France.