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  Gawaine Baillie

  William Brown

  Cochrane Brothers

  Donaldson Brothers

  Lewis Douglas

  Roderick Dunbar

  Thomas C Gillespie

  John Hamilton

  William Deas Lumsden

  John Boyd Michie

  Archibald McMillan

  Hugh Paterson

  Gavin Paul

  David Sinclair

  Atholl Archibald Stuart

  War Hospitals

   - Bangour

   - Bangour Fauldhouse Ward

   - Butlaw & Thomson Family

   - Dalmeny House

   - Polkemmet Hospital

  Alexander Waugh


The exact number of casualties from West Lothian in the First World War is not easy to calculate. We’ve chosen to base our figures on the old county of West Lothian, as it was at the time of the War.





In 1911, there were 15,370 households in West Lothian. Many households sent more than one member to war, but it’s clear that the War directly affected over half the households in West Lothian, whether through bereavement, or through absence and anxiety.


©West Lothian Local History Library


In Fauldhouse, a special study was made of the Great War. The '1914-18: Fauldhouse Remembers' group gathered information from the local newspapers and military websites, and produced a database of some 520 names of men from Fauldhouse and its surrounding villages of East Benhar, Longridge and Levenseat, who served in the Great War. There are 110 names on the War Memorial, but another 20 were tentatively identified as deserving commemoration.


130 dead represents exactly one in four of the 520 men who served. In a small, tight-knit mining village like Fauldhouse, the death of so many of its young men must have caused immense grief and hardship.


©1914-18: Fauldhouse Remembers Group.


For more information on any aspect of West Lothian and the First World War, contact localhistory@westlothian.gov.uk.


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