Memorial for war hero unveiled in Glasgow

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By Liam Hainey

Sadie Docherty, has unveiled a memorial to Glaswegian first world war officer Donald Mackintosh.

The ceremony took place on the hundredth anniversary of Lieutenant Mackintosh falling in France during a battle in Fampoux.

Following his death in 1917 he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be given to British servicemen.

The tribute has been incorporated into the existing monument at Glasgow Academy in the West End of the city.

As well as the Lord Provost the ceremony was attended by pupils at the school, ex-servicemen and relatives of Lieutenant Mackintosh.

The plaque compliments a statue of his final moments at Fettes College in Edinburgh, where he went to school.

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