100 YEARS AGO

Strathearn Herald - - MEMORY LANE -

“Hon­our to whom hon­our is due,” was the sen­ti­ment dis­played at the in­ter­est­ing func­tion in the Pub­lic Hall Com­rie, when Pri­vate Alexan­der Fer­gu­son, MM, Black Watch, son of Mr Alex Fer­gu­son, Ardtrostan Cot­tage, St Fil­lans, was hon­oured by the vil­lagers and pre­sented with a gold watch and sum of money in the form of Ex­che­quer Bonds in recog­ni­tion of his hav­ing been awarded the Mil­i­tary Medal for his brav­ery in July 31.

Pri­vate Fer­gu­son is at­tached to the sig­nallers at the head­quar­ters of the 153rd brigade as a run­ner. In the ad­vance at the Bat­tle of Ypres, he so dis­tin­guished him­self in his duty of car­ry­ing despatches at a crit­i­cal pe­riod in the ad­vance that he was awarded

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