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McCrae’s Battalion News and Events

Current News

On these pages you’ll find updates on the most recent McCrae’s Battalion Trust news and events.

From the installation of the ‘Fifth Plaque’ to the latest information on our annual pilgrimage, this is where we’ll post it.

Most recently, Raith Rovers unveiled their stunning new commemorative McCrae’s away strip – in memory of the lads from Stark’s Park who joined the Hearts boys in 1914.

If you have any stories that you think we should feature here, please don’t hesitate to make contact.

Sale of John McCartney Booklets

The Hearts Museum have copies of The “HEARTS” and the Great War booklet written by John McCartney on sale in the Museum. John McCartney was Hearts manager from 1910-19 and he authored two booklets documenting Scottish footballers in the Great War and those from Hearts who perished. […]

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Service in St Cuthbert’s July 1st 2018 – End of WW1 Centenaries

  A SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN ST CUTHBERT’S CHURCH ON SUNDAY 1 JULY 2018 TO MARK THE END OF THE WW1 CENTENARIES. START TIME: 10.30 FOR 11.00. The service will commemorate the sacrifice made by men from the City of Edinburgh and surrounding towns who volunteered […]

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McCrae’s Battalion Trust AGM 2017/18 Calling Notice

AGM 2017/18 Calling Notice Members are advised that the 2017/18 Annual General Meeting of the McCrae’s Battalion Trust will take place on Friday 15 December 2017. This ‘members only’ event will be held at the :- Army Reserve Centre, 89 E Claremont St, Edinburgh EH7 4HU – […]

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Contalmaison 2018

Contalmaison 2018 Next year will be the last opportunity to commemorate a 100 anniversary of WW1, in fact the end of the war. We are still working on the fine details of the trip which will be published shortly but meanwhile we would like to remind anyone […]

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Mapping Remembrance 8th July 2016 7.00pm

From the 1st of July to 2nd August 2016 a large painted textile,”Mapping Remembrance”, will be on show in St Giles Cathedral. It commemorates the contribution made by James Black, chaplain to McCrae’s Battalion in 1916 and later to the Hearts Football Club in Edinburgh. The Rev […]

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Joint Commemoration in St Cuthbert’s Church on July 1st 2016

News about the joint July 1st 2016 commemoration event at St Cuthbert’s Church can be found here

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Centenary Pilgrimage 2016 – Update

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Our 2016 Centenary Pilgrimage to Contalmaison lasts from 29 June to 4 July. Successful applicants have now been informed by email and/or letter. Thank you to everyone who applied and commiserations to those who were unlucky. We hope you’ll be able to join us in […]

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McCrae’s Battalion Centenaries

EMBARKATION FOR FRANCE – A NEW MEMORIAL AND AN OLD WRONG RIGHTED PIERSHILL CEMETERY, EDINBURGH – THURSDAY 7 JANUARY 2016 – 12.30 FOR 13.00 Towards the end of 2014 McCrae’s Battalion Trust started raising funds to right an old wrong. Thanks to the kindness of local businessmen […]

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Centenary Pilgrimage 2016

Centenary Pilgrimage 2016 to Contalmaison. In 2004 we completed the last of the official Great War Memorials, when we unveiled the McCrae’s Battalion memorial cairn in the Somme village of Contalmaison. The cairn was originally proposed by veterans of the battalion in 1919 but for a variety […]

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McCraes Battalion Remembrance Day

Three local companies are spearheading the sponsorship of Saturday’s “McCraes Battalion Remembrance Day” at the Falkirk Stadium ahead of the exciting Falkirk v Hearts Championship match. John Mitchell Haulage & Warehousing is the Match Sponsor and Managing Director Iain Mitchell said, “The sentiment of the day mirrors […]

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