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Helen Davidson Grant

1924 - 22 April 1943

Helen Davidson Grant was the eldest daughter of Duncan Grant, postman, and Isabella Thomson. She lived at 43 Main Street, Rhynie.

She was a student at Aberdeen University. She was killed on Aberdeen's worst night of the blitz on 22 April 1943. She died at 79 Bedford Road, Aberdeen, aged 18.

Death certificate
1943 168/3 222

Catherine Watson

Other names: 
Born 1870, died 28 July 1889

Catherine Watson, daughter of Henry Watson, shipbroker of Glasgow, swam out to sea to rescue two boys and a girl, the sons and daughter of a solicitor of Melrose (Mr Curle), who had been swept out to sea by the tide at North Berwick. She had just been bathing herself and was dressing when she tried to rescue the children, but died in the attempt. The children were saved by the coastguard.

North Berwick in Old Picture Postcards (1990)
Haddingtonshire Courier, Dundee Courier and Argus,
weeks August 2, 9, 16 and 23rd 1889, June 27th 1890 of Haddington Courier; July 29, 1889 of Dundee Courier and Argus
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