The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition)
A photograph of Frank
The photographs of newspaper cuttings below were sent to Craigie by Theo Vervoort from Venray, the Netherlands. He explains: “At the Venray War Cemetery Frank Pitchford is buried.
“A friend of mine adopted Frank’s grave to look after. We found out that Frank was killed during the Second World War in February 1945, at the age of only 25 years.
“He served in the Parachute Regiment AAC/8 Battalion and has a field grave in the village of Roggel in south-east Netherlands. There was also a field hospital in Roggel, so we think that Frank was wounded in the ‘Battle of the Bulge’.
“We discovered that Frank married Mary Margaret Carson on September 24 1943 in Dundee and is remembered on the City of Dundee Roll.
“We try to give the 672 brave men who paid the highest price for our freedom an identity and a face, and we are still hopeful that we can find a photograph of Frank. Can anyone help? If so, please email Theo Vervoort at Tvervoort01@home.nl