WREATHS have been placed around Fairlie to remember the villagers who died between 1914 and 1918.

It is part of the Community Association's 'Fairlie's Men Of The Great War' project with the wreaths being placed as close as possible to the former homes of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

There are nine wreaths commemorating the 19 named on the roll of honour in Fairlie Village Hall.

One of the wreathes erected near the Fairlieburn commemorates 2nd Lieutenant Charles Grant Tennant, pictured, who was killed in action on May 9, 1915, at Aubers Ridge in France during the battle of Neuve Chapelle.

He was just 33 and the only son of James and Henrietta Tennant of Fairlieburne.

He was engaged to Miss Lucy Gibson Hilton, daughter of an American businessman.

The brave soldier is also commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial in France and on a stained-glass window at Fairlie Parish Church, which was dedicated in his memory in October 1917.

Lt. Tennant’s commanding officer wrote to his father to tell him of his son's passing.

Records show the letter said: “I am exceedingly sorry to tell you that your son was killed in the attack of May 9.

"He had managed to make three rushes forward. In the last rush there were only three left to rise and follow him. They were all shot down, your son being the first to fall.

"We sent a party up that night but it was impossible to reach his body."