In 2014 I commenced a voluntary project of researching and writing stories about men and women from this district who were all involved in the Great War.

Memorials around the area testify that many never made it back home.

This project could only have materialised with the very generous assistance from Ian and Wanda Dunnet who permitted publication and found space for these many stories in The Courier over the past four years to coincide with the 100th anniversary of World War One.