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The 1/7th Royal Scots and the Quintinshill Rail Disaster : 25 May 1915

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At the time of the First World War, Britain had a large number of railway companies each owning varying amounts of track and junctions. Often the point where companies’ tracks met became bottlenecks. One such junction was on the English-Scottish border at Gretna. In order to alleviate difficulties, a set of loops, sidings and signal boxes were cons…


HM Cordite Factory, Gretna; A Study in Great War Genealogy on the Home Front - Nigel Crompton MA

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We welcome Nigel Crompton to our Hornchurch venue on the 10th of August  to present his talk about the Gretna munitions factory and genealogy relating to the workers employed there.  There were 30,000 workers at HM Factory Gretna in World War One. A number of accidental deaths occurred at the Factory.  The official government figure was seven kill…