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Craigies from Deerness

Picture shows....Alice Craigie Breck Deerness with two brothers who gave there lives in WW1...
Pte Wm. Craigie Seaforths died the Somme 26-8-16 aged 22 and L/Cpl Jas H. Craigie Seaforths died at Loos 26-9-15 aged 24
Picture added on 06 April 2015 at 23:51
I've just come across this almost unbearably poignant picture. A sister nicely posed, touching her fine looking brothers with pride and affection - nothing particularly remarkable, but as sharp a reminder as any of the terrible waste that comes with war. And not just of lives lost in combat but of lives that can never be, because motherhood is denied to so many young women.
I had a go at enhancing the image, trying to bring out Alice's features a bit, but without enough success to make it worth uploading the result. So I'll dry my eyes and move on.

Added by Ian Hourston on 26 March 2016
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