Henry Jack Powrie was the great grandson, of William Powrie of Liff. Henry
was also born there in 1850. Many of this family would work as stone cutters
and masons, and there is one family picture labelled Dundee Stone Cutters
Club picnic. Henry and several members of his family emigrated to Ontario,
Canada and it is while serving the 48th Canadian Regiment of the famed
Blackwatch that Henry Jack Powrie fell in Pas de Calais, France in 1916. It
is poignant and a bit ironic that there is a Blackwatch Memorial, just west
of Dundee, sits on Powrie Brae. 26 Powrie soldiers and sailors have given
their lives when the world needed them, for Canada, South Africa, Australia,
England and our native Scotland.
Another of William's great grandson's Douglas Alexander would die died
fighting for South African Infantry in 1918 in Somme, France and these two
cousins lay for eternity in French soil.