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News & Events | Battle of the Somme Remembrance 2018

On 1 July 2018, the 102nd anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, a wreath was laid at the McCrae`s Battalion cairn in Contalmaison, France, in memory of the DAFC players (Davie Izatt & Jimmy Morton) and supporters who served with McCrae`s Battalion (16th Royal Scots) and who died that day.

On 1 July 2018, the 102nd anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, a wreath was laid at the McCrae`s Battalion cairn in Contalmaison, France, in memory of the DAFC players (Davie Izatt & Jimmy Morton) and supporters who served with McCrae`s Battalion (16th Royal Scots) and who died that day.

Raymond Davis, John Simpson and Tom Hart represented the Heritage Trust and the Football Club.

A framed DAFC pennant was later presented to Patricia Leroy, the Maire of Contalmaison.

A visit was later made to the grave of DAFC supporter Serjeant James Cooper in Warloy-Baillon. A cloth lapper at St Margaret`s Works, he served with McCrae`s Battalion and is known to have been a loyal DAFC supporter. He died from his wounds in August 2016.

At around the same time in Edinburgh, Heritage Trust Vice-Chair Donald Adamson attended a special service at St Cuthbert`s Church, followed by a wreath-laying at the McCrae`s plaque outside the Usher Hall.



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