Blantyre World War I Archive

Blantyre Events

Stories and tales of Bravery from World War I. Lest we Forget.

Farewell to Thomas Potter 1. Farewell to Thomas Potter
Leaving Auchentibber to go to War
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Farewell to Thomas Potter 2. The Pettigrew-Anzac Connection
Leaving Malcolmwood Farm to go to the Anzacs
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Farewell to Thomas Potter 3. Joseph Barr, WW1 soldier
A Blantyre will, written in the fighting trenches
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Farewell to Thomas Potter 4. Blantyre’s Flying Ace
Mr. Wilson, flying in early aeroplanes, shot down & captured
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Farewell to Thomas Potter 5. Life and Times of Robert Hastie
The life story of a young, brave Blantyre solider
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Farewell to Thomas Potter 6. History of Caldergrove House
A grand home, turned into an auxiliary hospital during WW1
Farewell to Thomas Potter 7. Milheugh Wartime Garden Fete
Community came together to fundraise for the Cottage Hospital
This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Farewell to Thomas Potter 8. Auchentibber War Memorial
Photo and some detail about the War memorial on Parkneuk Rd
Farewell to Thomas Potter 9. Robert Nimmo 1894 – 1918 – Auchentibber War Memorial
Photo and some detail about Robert Nimmo d1918
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Farewell to Thomas Potter 10. Hugh Boyle KIA – Auchentibber War Memorial
Photo and some detail about Prvt Hugh Boyle of Auchentibber
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Our Lost Soldiers – By Elizabeth Grieve x1 icon
Private John Montague – by Elizabeth Grieve x1 icon
Private James (Jim) Watson – by Elizabeth Grieve x1 icon
James Thomson McDade – WW1 soldier x3 icon
John McGill – a touching letter x4 icon
John McGill – of Allison Place x2 icon
Blantyre Men – honoured x1 icon
WW1 War Packages – care packages x1
Norman Scott – died 1918 icon
Crothers – WW1 bravery x2 icon
Joseph Cables – WW1 soldier x1 icon
Alexander Gillespie – died 1918 x5 icon
Pals – The ultimate Sacrifice x1
Remembering Sacrifice – Poppy x1
WW1 Artillery – photo x1
WW1 Soldier – Photo x1
Nurse, Soldier & Dining – Photo x1
Preparing for Remembrance – High Blantyre Cemetery x4 icon
Arthur Leggat – WW1 Soldier x1 icon
Hugh Boyle – remembered x12 icon
Hugh Boyle’s Will – informal x5 icon
Fighting Beyond 11th November – brave soldiers x2 icon
Catherine Connor – women caught up in conflict x7 icon
In Memory of the Fallen – Cenotaph 1919 x1
John McKeeman – Blantyre Hero WW1 x3 icon
Alex Richardson – Tragic passing 1918 x1 icon
Awarded Military medal – James Stewart 1918 x1 icon
Melancholy New Year – 1917 into 1918 x1
Remembering Thomas Galloway – 1917 icon
Corporal Roderick Mathieson – Military Cross 1916 x1 icon
Knitted socks competition – 1917 x3
Wounded Soldiers Entertained – Co-op Hall x3
The Unknown Warrior – remembrance x1
Private David Kenohan – died 1918 x1
WW1 Red Cross Collection – Caldergrove x1
Letter from the trenches – Captain James Brown x4
A dark spectacle – Letter to Mrs Bannatyne x1
Letter from Salonica – 1916 x1
Blantyre Lads Farewell – poem x1
A Voice from the Front – Joe McAnulty x1
VC Presentation – Corporal Willie Angus x1
Brave Auchentibber Soldiers – Letter home, 1915 x1
Calderglen – Christmas party, 1914 x1
Wartime – torchlight procession x1
Blantyre – Call to Arms x1

Results: 55 Articles

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“Lest we forget.” These  have been compiled for the planned book, “Blantyre – Your Country Needs you!” by Paul D Veverka coming in 2018/2019 exploring the detailed history and stories of Blantyre people in WW1 and WW2.

Copyright notice: All articles may be printed off for offline use copyright free. Where any of these images or words are intended to be published online or in books, please strictly contact me first for permission. Due to continued copyright theft, Mr Bill Sim of Blantyre’s Ain is strictly prohibited from using any research on this site. These are Blantyre Project words and will not appear on other sites or books. Thanks.

2 Comments

  1. Trying to open James Thomson McDade without success. He is a relation of mine. He was killed missing in action 25th September 1915 at Loos. I have a lot of information on him. Would like to see the article. Bill Hunter

    1. Hi Bill – Some of the articles, the scheduled ones still to appear on the website won’t open, until they appear on the front page and have been concluded. Rest assured that link will work in a couple of weeks time when the article appears on the front page. Apologies for that, its my way of ensuring fresh, new daily content appears each day. Stay tuned.

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