This is the story of Private Daniel Murray of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during World War I. It starts with a visit to the war graves in Ieper/Ypres to see firsthand the battlefields and cemeteries of WWI. The story then traces the author’s great uncle’s early life in the streets of Glasgow through his childhood and family life until he joined the army in 1908.
The story then captures army life in World War I including friendship, love and loss during the war.
The book ends with the death of Private Murray and the effects on his family.
Whilst researching this book, I found that the war grave commission records were not entirely accurate and misleading!
Comments from Readers:
“An emotional journey—superb!”
“A heartwarming story of family and army life during the Great War.”
“The book is filled with passion, friendship and love. I never appreciated what they went through for us.”
“A fitting tribute to an “ordinary private” full of raw emotion and passion.”
“This is a journey of discovery and remembrance lovingly told with humour and pathos.”