The Falkirk Herald 1914-1918

2nd - 30th January 1915

  • 2nd January 1915

    An advert for recruitment, asking men to make joining their New Year’s resolution.

  • 9th January 1915

    An advert for blood tonic “Wincarnis”. It includes a testimony from the Chief Doctor of the French Army Hospital at Vierzon, describing how the medicine had helped the wounded recover.

  • 9th January 1915

    An unofficial truce. A letter from a Larbert soldier, describing the Christmas truce and how Christmas Day was celebrated in the trenches.

  • 9th January 1915

    A letter received by the Herald from Corporal Henderson of Polmont serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders describing bringing in the New Year at the front.

  • 9th January 1915

    Ironfounding Orders. The outlook for the industry looks a little brighter as foundries receive orders from the Government for stoves and portable boilers.

  • 9th January 1915

    Advert for Recruits for the 7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Most of the recruits should sign for Foreign Service.

  • 9th January 1915

    Another account of Christmas Day in the trenches from Corporal Patrick Dea, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He describes soldiers talking to the Germans and exchanging cigars and cigarettes.

  • 16th January 1915

    Maddiston man awarded DCM. Private J Mutter of the Royal Scots Greys was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Conduct. He was wounded whilst carrying a wounded comrade on a stretcher away from the firing line. Private Mutter died of his wounds and was buried at La Clyte in Belgium.

  • 23rd January 1915

    The roll of honour of men joining up from Falkirk Salvation Army.

  • 23rd January 1915

    An advert appealing for field glasses to be donated for use by officers and NCOs at the front.

  • 23rd January 1915

    An advert for sending tobacco to the troops at the front. The parcels could be sent duty free.

  • 23rd January 1915

    Utilisation of German ships. Three German steamers which had been interned at Grangemouth docks since the beginning of the war were to be altered for other uses.

  • 23rd January 1915

    Scottish Women’s Hospital. A whist drive held by the Falkirk Branch of National Union of Women’s Suffrage, was held to raise funds for a Scottish Women’s Hospital for the front. The meeting also heard of the plight of the Belgian people.

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