Mystery over floral tribute to soldier

Blair Littlejohn is searching for information about Sgt Robert Smith. (Pic: Dave Scott)
Blair Littlejohn is searching for information about Sgt Robert Smith. (Pic: Dave Scott)

A mystery surrounds a floral tribute that was placed outside the Dairsie War Memorial Hall.

Flowers and a note were left in tribute to Sergeant Robert Smith, who died in World War One.

However, the gesture has left Blair Littlejohn, a member of the Dairsie War Memorial Hall committee, searching for answers.

“We don’t know anything about Robert Smith at all,” he said.

“I can’t find him.

“I want to find out who is.

“It’s important to remember these people.

“I think it’s right we recognise those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Blair conducted research to find out information about all the soldiers named on the memorial plaques, commemorating those who died in the world wars.

He used information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and even old editions of the Fife Herald.

However, Blair could find nothing about Sgt Smith and David Crighton, a member of the Black Watch Royal Highlanders.

If you have information about Sergeant Robert Smith and would like to contact Blair, you can do so by calling 01334870007 or emailing laird@dairsie14.fsnet.co.uk.