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
This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Farewell to Thomas Potter 2. The Pettigrew-Anzac Connection
Leaving Malcolmwood Farm to go to the Anzacs
This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Farewell to Thomas Potter 3. Joseph Barr, WW1 soldier
A Blantyre will, written in the fighting trenches
This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Farewell to Thomas Potter 4. Blantyre’s Flying Ace
Mr. Wilson, flying in early aeroplanes, shot down & captured
This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Farewell to Thomas Potter 5. Life and Times of Robert Hastie
The life story of a young, brave Blantyre solider
This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
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
 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
Farewell to Thomas Potter 10. Hugh Boyle KIA – Auchentibber War Memorial
Photo and some detail about Prvt Hugh Boyle of Auchentibber

Our Lost Soldiers – By Elizabeth Grieve x1
Private John Montague – by Elizabeth Grieve x1
Private James (Jim) Watson – by Elizabeth Grieve x1
James Thomson McDade – WW1 soldier x3
John McGill – a touching letter x4
John McGill – of Allison Place x2
Blantyre Men – honoured x1
WW1 War Packages – care packages x1
Norman Scott – died 1918

Results: 19 Articles
Key: Photos attached to Article camera-film-icon Video This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 Article in Blantyre Project Books

“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 responses to “Blantyre World War I Archive

  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

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    • 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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