Major William Davidson Bissett

William Davidson Bissett was born on 7 August 1893 at Bauchland, St. Martin’s near Balbeggie. He was the eldest son of John (Plumber) and Helen Bissett, 18 Strathmore Street, Bridgend, Perth. Cadet William Davidson Bissett was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 19 December […]

Flight Sergeant George Thomson VC

George Thomson, VC: George Thomson was born 23 October 1920 at Borestone Cottage, Trinity Gask, about 12 miles west of Perth. At the age of 15, after schooling at Portmoak Public School and Kinross Higher Grades School, Thomson began an apprenticeship with a Kinross grocer. During the Second World War, […]

Lieutenant Alastair Lorimer Cram MC

During the Second World War, escaping from enemy capture was a remarkable achievement. Lieutenant Alastair Lorimer Cram MC, once referred to as the ‘Harry Houdini’ of WWII managed to achieve this feat 21 times, finally succeeding in April 1945. During the war, he was imprisoned in ten Prisoner of War […]

Flying Officer Ronald Scott Baillie

Flying Officer Ronald Scott Baillie was the son of Major and Mrs James Baillie of 23 Barossa Place, Perth. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in December 1945. His citation describes Ronald as possessing “fine fighting spirit and outstanding efficiency.” Flying Officer Baillie of RAF 61 Squadron was […]

Wild West Show poster and tickets

Buffalo Bill

On Monday 5 September 1905 quite an amazing one-day-only event took place on Perth’s South Inch. Custer’s Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn was faithfully re-enacted at the much-anticipated spectacular event of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Performances were at 2pm and again that same night at […]

Sergeant Jonathon G. Marnoch

RAFVR Sergeant Jonathon G Marnoch 3021911 was the son of Jonathan James Marnoch and Mary Marnoch, of Coupar Angus. Sergeant Marnoch was serving with RAF 12 Squadron as an air gunner on board Avro Lancaster Mk I NN741 PH-O operating out of RAF Wickenby, northeast of Lincoln. On 9 February […]

Sergeant Ian Clark Brough

Sergeant Ian Clark Brough was serving with RAF 1660 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) when he was killed on 10 November 1943 in an aircraft accident. Avro Lancaster III ED812 was reported to have dived into a field near RAF Dunholme Lodge. The mainplanes (wings) falling before it impacted. Avro Lancaster […]

Leading Aircraftman Douglas Carr

Comrie airman Douglas Carr was reported missing at sea in late July 1941. His mother, 9 Glebe Cottage, Comrie was informed he was missing on the same day that she received a letter from him saying that he was well. Leading Aircraftman Douglas Carr RAFVR, 981525, was 24 years of […]

Sergeant Allan Dickson

Sergeant Allan Dickson RAF 1564075 was the son of George Dickson, Hay Street, Coupar Angus. Before joining up Sergeant Dickson was employed with Messrs William Stewart Ltd. Coupar Angus as a baker. On Sunday 23 July 1944, Allan Dickson was part of the crew of Avro Lancaster III PB208 PG-S […]