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First World War (1914-1918).

 Subject
Subject Source: Ukat

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Account, 1918, of C.S. Kellas, 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps, describing his First World War experiences, and wedding photograph, 1920s.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13554
Scope and Contents Account, 1918, of the First World War experiences of Charles (Stuart) Kellas, of the Machine Gun Corps, and wedding photograph, 1920s. After several attempts to volunteer were rejected by his employer, Kellas finally enlisted in the 2nd Brigade, 4th Queen’s Edinburgh Rifles. He describes his training in Edinburgh and other locations in Scotland, then at Southend on Sea, Essex. Frustrated at being unable to get to the front quickly, Kellas transferred to the Machine Gun Corps,...
Dates: 1918

"An Account of the Action off the Little Fisher Bank [the Battle of Jutland] May 31st 1916" by the Reverend R H Malden, Chaplain, Royal Navy on HMS Valiant.

 File
Identifier: Acc.11023
Scope and Contents

Includes related letter to Mrs Simpson, Abbotsknowe, Peebles, and a privately printed memoir of "The Battle of Jutland" (Leeds, 1918).

Dates: circa 1918.

Autograph album of Alison E. Fraser, Birchwood, Inverness.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13525
Scope and Contents

Autograph album, 1918-1920, of Alison E. Fraser, Birchwood, Inverness. The album contains many sketches, poems and handwritten notes from those who had stayed in or passed through Birchwood during this period. Many entries are by American and Canadian servicemen based in the area, including at Invergordon and Inverness.

Dates: 1919-1920

Copies of letters of James Bannerman Lorimer.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.6592
Scope and Contents

Mostly written from the Western Front.

Dates: 1914-1917.

Copy of Orlo Williams, "The Evacuation of the Dardanelles".

 File
Identifier: Acc.1700
Scope and Contents

Article published in the National Review, includes letter and marginalia of Major-General Granville-Egerton.

Dates: circa 1946.

Correspondence of Gertrude Susan Nicholson.

 File
Identifier: Acc.11006
Scope and Contents

Concern panels for prisoners of war.

Dates: 1916-1917.

Correspondence of Private David Riddell, 1st Gordon Highlanders and prisoner of war during the First World War.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13690
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Private David Riddell, 1st Gordon Highlanders and prisoner of war during the First World War, c.1914-1921Letters and postcards of and addressed to Private David Riddell, 1st Gordon Highlanders, and part of the British Expeditionary Force, c.1914-1921. Riddell, a machine gunner (number 9969), was captured and made a prisoner of war in 1914, during the early weeks of the war. He was captured at the Battle of Bertry, at which time around 500 Gordon Highlanders were...
Dates: 1914-1921

Diary of a Miss Cumming.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.6278
Scope and Contents

Describing her time as a Red Cross nurse in Bulgaria.

Dates: 1913.

Diary of Daniel Murray Smillie, officer in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps during WW1.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.13748
Scope and Contents Papers of Daniel Murray Smillie, written whilst serving as an officer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps during the First World War. The son of Robert Smillie, trade unionist and politician, Daniel Murray Smillie appears to have enlisted in 1915. The papers include a diary, 30 August to 17 November 1916, which gives an insight into the work of the RAVC at the veterinary hospital at Bulford, covering such subjects as the treatment of horses. More general themes are also covered...
Dates: 1916-1919.

Documents relating to the military tribunal of Alexander Frame Smillie, conscientious objector during WWI.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.13747
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the military tribunal of Alexander Frame Smillie, and his imprisonment at Wormwood Scrubs as a conscientious objector during the First World War, 1918.The papers include letters and statements detailing the arrest, trial and imprisonment of Alexander (Alex) Smillie. Alexander was the son of Robert Smillie, trade unionist and politician who became President of the National Council Against Conscription when it was formed in 1915. A letter from Robert to Alexander...
Dates: 1918.

Facsimile, after 1918, of a sketchbook, ?1916, of caricatures of officers of the Royal Scots during the First World War.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.14190
Content Description

The artist is anonymous, but notes in the sketchbook indicate that his first name was Robin.

Dates: ?1916.

First World War diary of Alexander Meiklejohn, Royal Engineers, serving with the ANZAC signals at Gallipoli.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.13692
Scope and Contents Diary of Alexander Meiklejohn, Royal Engineers, serving with the ANZAC signals at Gallipoli during the First World War. The diary covers the period March-November 1915, and begins when Meiklejohn arrives in Egypt, where he witnesses the Battle of the Wazzir, a riot involving large numbers of ANZAC troops in Cairo, on 2 April 1915. He is stationed onboard the ‘Arcadian’ in the signals office, and attached to Ian Hamilton’s staff. Meiklejohn witnesses the landing on 25 April...
Dates: 1915.

Letter of Private John Anderson, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, to Miss Katharine Robertson.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.13553
Scope and Contents

Letter, February 1915, of Private John Anderson, `B` Company, 1st Queen`s Own Cameron Highlanders, describing experiences on the Western Front during the First World War.

The letter is addressed to Miss Katharine Robertson, Edinburgh, whose brother Lieutenant Lewis Robertson, also of the 1st Cameron Highlanders, died of his wounds in November 1914. Private Anderson was instructed to write the letter to Miss Robertson by Major Yeadon, commanding the Battalion.

Dates: 1915

Letters and other papers, 1887-1920, of the Reid and King families, relating to the First World War and life in Australia.

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.13540
Scope and Contents Letters and other papers, 1887-1920, of the Reid and King families. The papers consist of an Army pay book, 1887-1893, of Private James Reid, 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; a letter from Andrew Reid to his parents, 16 December [1916], describing his experiences on the Somme front during the First World War; 2 letters, 6 January 1918, of Mary King (nee Reid) to her mother, and to her sister, sent from New South Wales, Australia; a photograph of Mary with her husband, Andrew...
Dates: 1887-1920

Letters of and regarding Corporal James Birse, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13630
Scope and Contents Letters of and regarding Corporal James Birse, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1916-1917.James Birse was born in Aberdeenshire in October 1884, and trained as a pharmacist working in both Aberdeen and Edinburgh prior to emigrating to Canada in 1904 where he continued in the same trade. After the outbreak of the First World War, he volunteered with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and Private Birse travelled to the UK for training in early 1916. The items consist of two...
Dates: 1916-1917

Letters of Lieutenant (Alexander) Nigel Trotter, 3rd Battalion Royal Scots.

 File
Identifier: Acc.6614
Scope and Contents Letters of Lieutenant Alexander Nigel Trotter, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).The letters are mostly from Nigel, as he was known to his family, whilst serving in the 3rd Battalion Royal Scots. They are to his family, mostly his mother Mrs A.P. Trotter, and describe military training and the early weeks of the First World War. Also included are typescripts of letters to Trotter`s mother from his Captain and others describing his death, and two photographs...
Dates: 1912-1914.

Letters of Private David Riddell, 1st Gordon Highlanders and prisoner of war during the First World War.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13711
Scope and Contents Letters of Private David Riddell, 1st Gordon Highlanders and prisoner of war during the First World War, c.1915-1916.Letters and postcards of Private David Riddell, 1st Gordon Highlanders, and part of the British Expeditionary Force, c.1915-1916. Riddell, a machine gunner (number 9969), was captured and made a prisoner of war in 1914, during the early weeks of the war. He was captured at the Battle of Bertry, at which time around 500 Gordon Highlanders were taken prisoner. ...
Dates: 1915-1916.