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World War One: Armed Forces - Scotland

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World War One: Armed Forces


The British Army during World War One was fought by units which were made up exclusively of volunteers—as opposed to conscripts—at the beginning of the conflict.

Because of the numbers involved this project is one of a number of projects where GENi profiles of World War One Armed Forces can be added.

This project aims to honour the Scottish born who fought and/or died during or as a consequence of the war. Please assist by linking the GENi profiles of Scottish born armed forces to this project

Please link profiles to this project AND to World War One: United Kingdom & Ireland HQ which is where we are recording progress.

See also -

World War One: Armed Forces - Channel Islands
World War One: Armed Forces - England
World War One: Armed Forces - Ireland
World War One: Armed Forces - Wales
Participating British Women
'On War Service' - WW1 (United Kingdom & Ireland)

References and Sources

List of Profiles with Scottish Connections

...not yet on GENI

Arranged Alphabetically

National War Memorial for Scotland was established by Royal Charter to commemorate the sacrifice of Scots in the Great War, Second World War and subsequent conflicts. The Memorial within Edinburgh Castle houses and displays the Rolls of Honour of Scots servicemen and women from all the Armed Services, the Dominions, Merchant Navy, Women's Services, Nursing Services and civilian casualties of all wars from 1914 to date. Search the Roll



  • William Lees Hamilton Second Lieutenant - died 20/09/1917 - Son of John and Jean S. Hamilton, of 56, Briarbank Terrace, Edinburgh. Came from La Paz, Bolivia, South America, to enlist.

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