A Scottish Soldier

Adam Smith has a series of musical and poetic posts for Anzac Day at Inquiring Mind including:

Kipling’s Tommy, Kipling’s Recessional , Siegfried Sassoon’s poem The Troops and They were only playing leapfrog

The Scottish Soldier about whom Andy Stewart sings fought in an earlier war.

I post it in memory of my father who was a Scottish soldier in the New Zealand Army’s 20th Battalion during World War II.

3 Responses to A Scottish Soldier

  1. pdm says:

    What part of Scotland was your father from HP.

    My father grew up on the Isle Of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and came to NZ in 1927. The Home Guard was his lot in WW11 due to his age.


  2. homepaddock says:

    PDM – Dad came from Dundee.


  3. pdm says:

    Not too far from one of my cousins at Dunblane. We will be there late August.


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