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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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Battle of the Somme Remembrance 2018

Battle of the Somme Remembrance 2018On 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.

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Commemorative Plaque

Commemorative PlaqueOn 14 June, this historic plaque was unveiled by Jim Leishman MBE at the Old Inn, to commemorate the founding there on 2 June 1885 of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.

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Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust Survey

We would be very grateful if you would support Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust (DAHT) by completing a survey about its operations, and future plans.

The Trust was established on 18 October 2014, by a Trust Deed, with the aim of preserving for future generations the history of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club and the memories of its players, management and supporters.

It aims to make this rich heritage available for public access. Due to a mailing error the survey has been re-opened and will run through March 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: After some problems we have resolved the issue and you can now complete the survey. We apologise for the gremlins in the system.

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