A ‘LOST’ First World War photograph of a former Musselburgh pupil, discovered almost a century after it was taken, will be reunited with the school’s roll of honour at a remembrance service.

The sepia image of Lieutenant Patrick Campbell Drummond M.C. (see inset) was unearthed by his cousin in Kent in some forgotten boxe in an attic, and then forwarded to Loretto School.

Patrick studied in the Honest Toun from 1902 to 1905 and played in the rugby team, before later going on to serve with the 7th (Service) Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers.

He was killed just east of Lens, with rifle and bayonet in hand, during the Battle of Loos, on September 26, 1915.

Jonathan Hewat, Loretto’s director of external affairs, said: “Every Loretto pupil knows that for over four years the First World War raged on, leaving in its wake a toll of death and destruction such as the world had never seen.

“Our pupils are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice made by the 148 former Loretto pupils in the First World War on an almost daily basis as their names are displayed on memorials in the chapel and recorded in the school’s roll of honour.

“This Sunday’s Remembrance will have added significance and poignancy as we will be reuniting the photograph of Lieut. Drummond with his entry in our roll of honour and have attending our service his cousin, who kindly sent us this photograph.

“It will be a moving occasion no doubt. This is when it all becomes rather real. It is an image of that time, an eternal testament to all those whose lives were lost or forever altered by the Great War.” During the conflict, 592 Loretto current and former pupils served, as well as seven teachers.