The Falkirk Herald 1914-1918

6th - 27th March 1915

  • 6th March 1915

    A pigeon which was picked up by a cat in Bo’ness was found to be a carrier pigeon. The message was handed in to the Post Office and forwarded to the Admiralty.

  • 6th March 1915

    A letter from a former pupil of Slamannan Public School describes conditions at the front. A quiet game of football is interrupted by German artillery and a shell landing nearby.

  • 13th March 1915

    A letter received by the mother of Private Donald Campbell of the 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who was a prisoner of war, asked for donations of food rather than money, to supplement the POW diet.

  • 20th March 1915

    The roll of honour of former pupils of the school who joined the forces was unveiled.

  • 20th March 1915

    After a request from the military it was agreed that public houses would shut at 6pm.

  • 20th March 1915

    A special variety performance, including films and acts appearing at the Grangemouth Empire Theatre, was given for men of the 6th Battalion Scottish Rifles before they left for service abroad.

  • 20th March 1915

    The pipe band equipped by Sir Harry Lauder marched through Falkirk in a recruiting drive. They were joined in the march by the 6th Scottish Rifles and later in the evening appeared at the Falkirk Electric Theatre.

  • 20th March 1915

    Letters, translated from Hindustani, received by pupils from Grangemouth High School, thanking them for the gifts of knitted socks.

  • 20th March 1915

    At the outbreak of the war the bakers relinquished a claim for a rise of 3s per week as it may have caused shortages and hardship for the population. After a meeting they decided to ask for a bonus of 2s per week.

  • 20th March 1915

    Female workers at the Nobel factory in Linlithgow went on strike for an increase in wages of a halfpenny an hour. The firm offered a wage increase of 2s per week which was accepted the following day.

  • 20th March 1915

    Women were encouraged to enter themselves on the Register of Women for War Service Register if they would be prepared to undertake paid employment. The register could be signed at the Labour Exchange. In some occupations there was already a shortage of labour to carry out the vital war work.

  • 27th March 1915

    A description of the front line trenches from R. Scott from Denny. He writes about the realities of living and fighting in the trenches.

  • 27th March 1915

    Fundraising again organised by Falkirk Choral Union, raising money for sick and wounded horses at the front. It was hoped to raise enough money to equip two hospitals to be named “Falkirk Hospital” and “East Stirlingshire Hospital”.

  • 27th March 1915

    Names of former pupils of Greenhill School who were serving with the forces.

  • 27th March 1915

    Wooden huts intended for the front were transported to Grangemouth by rail after being manufactured in Bo’ness. They were shipped aboard the SS Sceptre.

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