GRETNA TRAIN CRASH COMMERORATION

May 2015 is the centenary of the Gretna Train disaster when 216 troops from the 1st/7th (Leith)Battalion, The Royal Scots lost their lives on route to Liverpool with a final destination of Gallipoli. A further 220 were injured in the crash and fire. The victims came from Leith and Musselburgh areas.

To commerate the centenary there are various events being held in Leith and Gretna.

I’ve attached two flyers with information on the exhibition organised by Leith Local History Society which can be visited in Ocean Terminal and the commemoration on Saturday, 23rd May.

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