Sub-fonds MS 106/2 - William Cuthill, of Clepington, Dundee, Private in the Black Watch.

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MS 106/2


William Cuthill, of Clepington, Dundee, Private in the Black Watch.


  • 1896-1915 (Creation)

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Series of letters from Private William Cuthill to his parents from France, February to September 1915, the month of his death. Life in the trenches: many deaths, but some lighter moments; comradeship, and initial belief that war would end shortly. Thoughts of home and good food. of his brother [?] James "... I hope he never sees France I tell you that I am sorry that I ever seen it is not war here it is pure murder you don't get a fighting chance you have simply got to wait and chance your luck..." Also includes photograph of Cuthill, extract of his birth certificate and various official communications regarding his death and posthumous decoration. [Photocopies of original documents held by Mr A. Cunningham, Dundee.]


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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 106/2

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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