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Commemoration suggests that an occasion is marked by observances that remind one of the origin and significance of the event. The advent of the 100th Anniversary of World War I generated many opportunities to commemorate many significant events and deeds that occurred during the War.

In Scotland, special events marked events such as the Quintinshill Rail disaster of 22 May 1915, the Battle of Loos – often known as the Scottish Battle, the Battle of the Somme where Scottish troops suffered many casualties and the War at Sea at Jutland off the Scottish coastline, to mention just a few.

The UK Government launched a special Commemoration programme to mark the award of the Victoria Cross with the laying of Commemorative VC Paving Stones. In Fife, Robert Dunsire VC shared this recognition with 4 other Fife born soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross during World War I.

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