Local VC Hero Commemorated

Local VC Hero Commemorated

Dunbar-Nasmith in 1916
Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith VC KCB KCMG in 1916.

Martin Eric Nasmith VC, a submarine hero during the Gallipoli Campaign, was commemorated at a ceremony at Rothes on 25th June. 

Crowds flocked to Rothes on 25th June 2015 for the unveiling of a commemorative Victoria Cross paving stone for Lieutenant Commander Martin Eric Nasmith VC  - later Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith VC KCB KCMG

The extraordinary feats of this bravest of submariners and his crew in the Sea of Marmara during 1915 are legendary – and that was only one aspect of his superb naval career.

Participants at the ceremony included submariners - past and present, pupils of Rothes  Primary School, a Guard from HMS Astute, members of the Royal Marines Band Corps of Drums, Sea Cadets and members of the Dunbar-Nasmith family.

Commodore Mike Walliker OBE, Deputy Rear Admiral Submarines, spoke eloquently of Dunbar-Nasmith’s achievements.

Full details of Admiral Sir Martin Eric Dunbar-Nasmith VC KCB KCMG, including photographs taken by him during his campaigns, are contained under the Moray’s VCs heading, within the People section of Moray’s War at http://www.scotlandswar.ed.ac.uk/Moray/People-Morays-VCs/Admiral-Sir-Mar....