Very Revd Donald Currie Caskie ("The Tartan Pimpernel")

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Reference WMO/276922


Kilarrow Parish Church (The Round Church)

Bowmore, Isle Of Islay

PA43 7JH


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
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Lettering: Other
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Display case showing his OBE medal and with a narrative of the WW2 deeds which earned him the OBE
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THE VERY REVEREND/Donald Currie Caskie/MA OBE OCF/(1902-1983)/A native of Bowmore, Dr Donald Caskie was minister of the Scots/Kirk in Paris when France was invaded by the Germans in 1940/He stayed to organise the escape of British civilians but soon found/himself the vital link in an escape route for British and Allied/servicemen. Inevitably he was betrayed and imprisoned by the/Gestapo. He was saved from execution at the last moment owing to/the appeals of a German padre. The OBE displayed here was/awarded to Dr Caskie in 1945.

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