Glas­gow WW1 data­base launches

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

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

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