A YOUNG Helensburgh Army officer — son of the town’s Provost — survived fighting in the World War One trenches . . . only to die in Britain’s worst ever train disaster.
Lieutenant James Crawford Bonnar of the 9th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was one of 226 dead and 246 injured in the Quintinshill rail crash near Gretna on Saturday May 22 1915.