Charles Davidson Dunbar

Charles Davidson Dunbar, DCM, (17 July 1870 – 25 January 1939) was an orphan who grew up to become the first pipe major in Britain and the Empire to be commissioned as a pipe officer. He emigrated from Scotland to Canada, where he came to be called “Canada’s greatest military piper”.

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Charles Davidson Dunbar - Memorial
... A plaque commemorating Lieutenant Pipe Major Charles Dunbar, DCM, 1870-1939 is displayed on the wall of the John Weir Foote VCA Armouries on the east side of James Street North in Hamilton ... During the Boer War, Dunbar was wounded while piping troops into battle ... and acclaimed as a musician and bandsman, Dunbar received many honours ...

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