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Scots in Great War London: A Community at Home and on the Front Line 1914–1919


By Paul McFarland Helion, £19.95, hb, 264pp, ills throughout (some colour), index. ISBN: 978–191–239–078–6 In reviewing this book I confess some bias. Almost 40 years ago to the day when I wrote this, I crossed the threshold of 59, Buckingham Gate and signed on as a private in the London Scottish. I am, therefore, an open goal for this book! Th…

9 April 1917: Colin Stewart Calder


Parents Ronald and Mary (née Stewart) both originally from Dingwall, Ross-Shire, Scotland. Ronald was an assistant head teacher.  Colin was their third and youngest son. In 1901 Colin, age 6, lived with his parents, five older sisters (including twins Lilly and Alice) and two older brothers, John and Ronald. His oldest sister, 17 year old, was a …

Tragedy and heroism in the Davidson family


On March 28, 1916, a pharmacist in Montrose, Scotland, dropped dead. The man’s wife duly wrote to the War Office to ask if her eldest son, Ronald, could be granted a short compassionate leave to come home from the Western Front and sort out his father’s business affairs as her two other sons were still of school age. Tragically, the widow’s appeal…