My grandfather was in the Great War, at the Somme twice, and wounded twice. Paschendale(Ypres), and Mons. But with the Scottish Rifles.A Hearts fan all his days, and spoke often of the great Hearts team that went to War. And about the greatman Sir George.I was fortunate to live in Roxburgh Place, but 1940 was my year of birth. I was baptised in Lady Glenorchy's Church (now an annexe for the University). in that year. So when I read that Colonel MacRaes was a member of the church, and his funeral service had been at Lady Glenorchy twelve years earlier in 1928, it was a great surprise and honour for me to have a connection to such an honourable man. I recommend the book as a great reading, and all the brave men who lost their lives serving the country with the 16th Royal Scots, and the Lincoln and Suffolk regiments. The Lancashires, and also the 15th Royal Scots. Not forgetting all the officers and men in the photos who were casualties. Thank goodness for the time and energy Jack Alexander took to write such wonderful truth, I do hope Edinburgh City Council are never as complacent again as they were after Great War to returning heroes and give ear to the sufferings of brave men.