Glasgow WW1 database launches
Details of Glaswegians who fought during the First World War have been captured in a new resource. Glasgow City Archives has released a free online database giving details of nearly 2,800 men who served in the 1st and 2nd Glasgow Battalions of the Highland Light Infantry, known respectively as the ‘ Tramways’ and ‘Boys Brigade’ battalions. Created from original records by volunteers John and Margaret Houston, the resource can provide information such as rank, religion, height and even boot size. Download as a PDF at bit.ly/1yWgOq3.
A soldier from the Highland Light Infantry, pictured in March 1916