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Posted on Thursday 3rd November

The Scottish Military Research Group – sharing research and information about Scottish military and naval history from all periods – has announced the release of the fully transcribed Glasgow Roll of Honour 1914-1918.

The transcription of the Glasgow Roll of Honour 1914-1918 by two members of the SMRG has made a valuable historical resource available online for the first time, enabling genealogists, military historians and social historians to study a snapshot of Scotland's biggest city from almost a century ago.

The 17,695 entries, which have been transcribed and double checked, list the name, rank, regiment and address of the men of Glasgow who died in the war. No women are listed but some men who survived the war are listed.

There are original copies in the Mitchell Library and City Chambers in Glasgow, but this is the first time the Roll has been made available to the general public to own and download for free in pdf format.

Visit the website for details.

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