At home, in Denbeath, it had been rumoured the Robert Dunsire was to be awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his act of bravery in rescuing 2 British colleagues on the second day of action during the Battle of Loos.
What was to happen following Robert’s rescue act became absolutely clear with an announcement by the War Office on Thursday 18 November 1915 in The London Gazette. This announcement was to propel the name of Robert Anderson Dunsire into the public eye in newspapers around Britain and Ireland.
A whole new set of experiences were to open up to this quiet, self-effacing Fife coalminer. The impact of this announcement still reverberates around descendants of the quietly proud family of Robert Dunsire one century later.