PEOPLE gathered to pay their respects to a fallen World War One hero as his headstone was dedicated last week. 

Corporal William Salmond was born in Townhill,  lived in Kelty, died in the Great War in May of 1917, and was subsequently buried in an unmarked grave in Dunfermline Cemetary. 

Now, he has finally been honoured with a dedicated headstone at his gravesite. 

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A small ceremony was held on Thursday, March 28, to mark the dedication of the headstone. Patricia Keppie, from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), gave a welcome speech to the crowd and a short summary of the work that the CWGC does.

Dave Dykes, a volunteer and researcher with the CWGC then shared William's story and Reverend Alastair Ridland recited 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon.

Brian Alexander, a bugler from Beath High School, played the Last Post, followed by a minute’s silence and the Reveille.

There was then a lament by a piper and the laying of wreaths by the Lord Lieutenant and Ian Mitchell from the CWGC.