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Armistice Day headstone for soldier’s unmarked grave

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A gravestone has been raised over the plain grave of a Scottish officer over a century after his passing during World War One.

Dwindle Liddiard, who was a heavy weapons specialist on the forefront, didn’t have an official war grave at his resting place in Glasgow.

Since his demise in 1918, the 21-year-old from the Gorbals’ grave has stayed plain.

Gravestone being put in place

Presently a sparkling chunk of stone celebrating him remains among the climate beaten tombstones in the city’s Southern Necropolis.

Subside Liddiard joined the Royal Field Artillery in November 1914 and was shipped off France the next year.

He became sick on the bleeding edge, was sent back to the UK and got a clinical release. He passed on in emergency clinic in March 1918.

For reasons nobody currently knows, the military specialists were not educated regarding his passing, which implied his name was not on the rundown of setbacks submitted to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission after the contention reached a conclusion on 11 November 1918.

He lay overlooked until an individual from the Scottish Military Research Group ran over his name in Glasgow’s Roll of Honor, the city’s fundamental record of setbacks from the WW1.

A wreath laid at the new gravestone for Gunner Peter Liddiard who died during WW1

With the assistance of a UK-based venture brought In From The Cold – which attempts to discover losses of war who don’t have authoritatively perceived war graves – 74-year-old John Houston found that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission had no record of the heavy armament specialist Peter Liddiard.

Through his passing declaration and benefits record, Mr Houston set up that the warrior kicked the bucket from tuberculosis contracted during deployment ready on the Western Front.

Subside Liddiard was a hitched man yet kicked the bucket without kids and the scientists so far have not had the option to discover any of his relatives.

Mr Houston passed the data to In From The Cold, who reached the War Graves Commission, and thusly counseled the Ministry of Defense.

It was affirmed that the artilleryman had kicked the bucket in light of his war administration, qualifying him for a tombstone.

A wreath laid at the new gravestone for Gunner Peter Liddiard who died during WW1
  • Tombstone being set up
  • The entire cycle took four years.

Mr Houston stated: “You get a colossal buzz when you discover someone who’s not celebrated, you get a gigantic sentiment of joy.

“They served their nation and they ought to be perceived and there should be a gravestone for them. It should be recognized they gave their life in administration of their nation.”

The War Graves Commission’s territorial director in Scotland, Iain Anderson, said the death of over a century had no effect.

A wreath laid at the new headstone for Gunner Peter Liddiard who kicked the bucket during WW1

“Our dispatch is to check all the war graves everywhere on the world, from World War One and World War Two, that is in our contract and our responsibility,” he said.

“On the off chance that you kicked the bucket because of your war endeavors you are qualified for a war grave. He kicked the bucket from TB because of his war administration. Not every person who has a war grave was murdered battling in real life.

“It’s significant for the Commission to carry on the work we are doing and for the nation to recollect the individuals who passed on for us, in those wars and different clashes.”


A wreath laid at the new headstone for Gunner Peter Liddiard who kicked the bucket during WW1

Terry Denham from In From the Cold said that their work had revealed 291 graves in Scotland, generally from WW1.

The larger part are those of servicemen and ladies whose names were absent from the official setback rolls.

Four additional tombstones will be raised over plain graves in Scotland throughout the next few months.