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Bravery of World War One soldier commemorated

Private James MacKenzie who is being honoured in Dumfries Credit: ITV News Border

A Scottish soldier who was awarded the highest honour for bravery during World War One is being commemorated, exactly 100 years after his act of heroism.

Private James MacKenzie, who went to school in Dumfries, received the Victoria Cross after rescuing a severely wounded man in front of the German trenches. He was shot dead trying to rescue another man.

Today a commemorative paving stone will be unveiled in Dumfries.


Weather: Wet but VERY mild

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A wet and windy day in the west with some heavy and persistent rain likely across some western slopes, especially the Pennines.

The rain may be more intermittent elsewhere, but it will remain cloudy for all. Strong and gusty westerly winds.

Maximum Temperature 12C.


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