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 Dunbartonshire’s War

Many local families were completely torn apart by the war. Some never saw their loved ones again.

Three sons from the Shaw family who lived in Kirkintilloch all left home to fight throughout Europe and the Middle-East. John, the eldest brother, served in Mesopotamia and survived the conflict. Louis was left permanently scarred while fighting with the Royal Scots in France. He survived his injuries and returned home. The youngest brother, Norman, was killed in action, aged 19, while serving as a Lance Corporal in the 10th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

Before the First World War there were about 7,000 beds in military hospitals in the UK. By the time of the Armistice there were 364,133 beds, including 18,378 for officers. A large number of Auxiliary Hospitals was prepared by the Red Cross and by other voluntary effort. Before 1914 none of the large and medium-sized military hospitals (with 200 or more beds) was in Scotland. On 15 November 1918 there were, in Scottish Command, 1,112 equipped hospital beds for officers and 23,179 for other ranks. About 17 per cent of doctors in Scotland had taken up temporary commissions in the Royal Army Medical Corps by February 1915.

Some Dunbartonshire Auxiliary Hospitals were:

    Craigmaddie Auxiliary Hospital, Milngavie

    Dumbarton Auxiliary Hospital

    Gartshore Auxiliary Hospital, Kirkintilloch

    Hermitage House Auxiliary Hospital, Helensburgh

    Schaw House Auxiliary Hospital, Bearsden

    Woodlands Auxiliary Hospital, Kilcreggan


Schaw House Auxiliary Hospital, Bearsden.

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