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Lecture | The Experiences of Black Watch Veterans of the Great War

Lecture | The Experiences of Black Watch Veterans of the Great War

Wed, Aug. 21, 2019 6:30am — 8:00am

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Dr Derek Patrick will explore the experiences of demobilised Black Watch soldiers in the years immediately after the end of the Great War.  Discussing what could be a difficult period of readjustment to civilian life, often exacerbated by disability, unemployment and accompanying financial pressures, the lecture will consider the important role of regimental and other service associations in providing support for those, and the families of those, who had served 1914-18.

Dr Derek Patrick was awarded a PhD in Scottish History from the University of St Andrews in 2002. He has a longstanding interest in Scottish military history and is a founder member of the HLF-funded Great War Dundee Commemorative Project. He was one of three Scottish advisors working on the BBC’s Great War at Home initiative and has recently co-edited ‘Tayside at War’, the Abertay Historical Society’s 2018 publication. Derek has made several appearances on TV and radio and has written a number of articles in the local press covering the experiences of The Black Watch in the Great War. He is an associate member of The Black Watch Association.

6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences

£10 non-members | £8 Friends | reservation recommended | 01738 638152 Ex 201