|Westing on Unst, Shetland|
On Unst, Shetland, Peter Smith and his wife Mary had five children - three boys and two girls. The elder two boys, William aged 14 and Francis 10 years old, both died on the same day - 14th March 1919.
On checking further, it was found that they had both drowned whilst they were trying to rescue their pet dog from a lochan, near their house.
The third and youngest son is still alive at the grand age of 97, as is his wife. Sadly their only child died at the age of 8 months.
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