The Falkirk Herald 1914-1918
4th - 18th September 1915
4th September 1915: Changes in war fashion
Article highlights that in spite of new inventions such as submarines and aircraft, there is also a number of older armaments in use. French soldiers are using breastplates and helmets as protection against shrapnel and grenades which look similar to ones in use in Napoleon's era.
4th September 1915: Falkirk doctors on war service
Because of doctors on war service there will be an effect on medical services available locally. People are asked to call in the morning and avoid unnecessary calls.
4th September 1915: Falkirk Herald Relief Fund
Total of the fundraising to date is £1216.
4th September 1915: For the Tommies
An appeal was received by John Swinney, a hairdresser in Falkirk, for hair clippers, razors and scissors, to be sent to the front.
4th September 1915: Honoured by the Czar
The Order of St Anne, 4th Class, was awarded to a former Falkirk doctor, Lieutenant John Downie of the Yorkshire Mounted Field Ambulance.
4th September 1915: Jottings of the week - Larbert & Stenhousemuir
An appeal for older former soldiers to volunteer to train the Larbert Volunteer Training Corps.
4th September 1915: Muiravonside National Register
A special meeting of the Parish Council to make arrangements for National Registration. As it is such a large parish it is considered to be too large for the police to carry out the registration the parish council will have to take on the task.
4th September 1915: Queen Alexandria Fund
A list of recent donations to the fund, taking the total to over £9430.
4th September 1915: Necessity for economy
Article highlights a series of talks given throughout the area on the urgent need for making economic savings. Local authorities are asked to only spend when absolutely necessary.
4th September 1915: Soldiers' Institute Falkirk
Report of the usual Sunday evening service at the Falkirk Soldiers' Institute.
11th September 1915: Golden opportunity
Opportunity for people to see the new ambulance train which has been constructed to carry wounded British servicemen from the French front to the coast.
11th September 1915: Cigarettes for the 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
£3 was raised by Miss Flossie Forrester of Falkirk to send cigarettes to the 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
11th September 1915: Less than a shilling
Ideas for 4 meals a day which cost less than 1 shilling.
11th September 1915: Soldier Bairns
A letter to the editor of the Herald from a Royal Scot who writes of the number of men from Falkirk serving at the front.
18th September 1915: Stenhousemuir man in German foundry
A letter from Private J. Muirhead McLuckie of 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who has been held prisoner for a year, describing his work in the foundry.
Last updated: 30 June 2016 at 14:08