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The granddaughter of a survivor of the Quintinshill rail disaster Susan Hughes said her grandfather went on to fight in Gallipoli.
Ms Hughes said: "He went straight on to fight but said it was worse than anything he saw in battle."
John Edward, the great-grandson of a victim who died at Quintinshill, has said the disaster "wasn't really talked about" by his family.
Retired Colonel of Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Martin Gibson said he is very proud of the men who lost their live in the Quintinshill rail disaster.
He told ITV News: "We are very proud of the men who gave their lives, even before they got to war. That is the thing we find terribly difficult to accept."
Princess Anne has arrived at Gretna for the commemoration service marking the 100th anniversary of the Quintinshill rail disaster.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has arrived at Gretna Green for today's service marking the centenary of the Quintinshill rail disaster.
A parade is currently forming at the memorial cairn ahead of the official commemorative service, which begins at 11am.
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