Tag: ww1

Private Andrew Sim

With thanks to Gordon Highlanders Museum and local lady Ann Crossar for this article in its entirety. Pte Andrew Sim (S/8661) 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders Pte Andrew Sim (S/8661) was one of almost 50,000 men who served with the Gordon Highlanders during WW1. More than half of the service records for WW1 soldiers were destroyed […]

Catherine Connor, d1918

We know there were many thousands of men who were killed in WW1 but the women who severed in various occupations don’t seem to have received the same deserved recognition. What about Blantyre WOMEN who fought in conflicts? Catherine Connor was born in Blantyre in approx. 1894 and served with the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Catherine died on 30 May 1918 aged […]