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Project Introduction


‘The Leith Battalion’ tells the tragic story of the worst rail crash in British history, and the local community it affected.

216 of the 228 killed in the disaster were part of ‘The Leith Battalion’ on the 22nd of May 1915 and as such this was one of the worst tragedies suffered by any community where the soldiers died before even entering the arena of war. It is told from the point of view military and local historians, as well as relatives of a selection of families involved in the disaster.

Client Testimonial

“RAY AND HIS TEAM HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB, IN TELLING THE STORY, HOPE IT WILL BE VIEWED BY MANY”
-James Renwick, whose uncle Robert Renwick was killed in the disaster

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