Andrew Reid of Forfar kindly handed in this photograph taken in May 1915. It shows the Forfarshire men who served with the Scots Guards stationed at the Guard’s Depot, Caterham. Pictured, back row from left, are J. Mudie, Dundee; J. Bowick, Brechin; N. M. Merry, Dundee; A. Reid, Forfar; F. C. Lamond, Suttieside, Forfar; William Whyte, Inverquharity, Kirriemuir; F. Davie, Dundee; W. Playfair, Montrose. Middle row, from left, W. Buick, Alyth; D. Scott, Dundee; W. Grieve, Loch Fithie; W. Craik, Alyth; J. Crow, Careston; Lying down, from left, D. Callender, Forfar and H. Millar, Monikie.
This is the latest in a series of pictures we have printed to commemorate the start of World War One. An extract from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission reveals Private Frederick Coutts Lamond, 13247, 1st Bn. Scots Guards, died aged 22 on September 20, 1916. He was the son of Andrew and Ann Masterton Lamond of Suttieside, Forfar and is buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Andrew Reid (1896 to 1977), Andrew’s father, had the Army No. 13245. He entered the army at the same time as Lamond. David Callender also survived the war and carried out business as a grain seed merchant in Forfar.