First World War

First World War

This selection of images relating to the First World War is taken from our collections of government records and private papers.

Photograph of John Warnock Clapperton, Private in 9th Royal Scots Regiment, 12th Machine Gun Corps, 1915-1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/1228/17/3)

John Warnock Clapperton, Private in 9th Battalion Royal Scots Regiment, later 12th Machine Gun Corps, 1915-1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/1228/17/3)

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Photograph of soldiers, a sailor and railway staff beside a steam engine, 'Redgauntlet', at Galashiels Station, Selkirkshire, circa 1916 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/1232/3/4)

Soldiers, a sailor and railway staff beside a steam engine, 'Redgauntlet', at Galashiels Station, Selkirkshire, about 1916 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/1232/3/4)

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Photograph of Sopwith Camel, 'Dunning' (E4374), named after the parish which raised the money for its purchase as part of a Scottish War Savings Committee campaign, APril 1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, NSC1/393/13)

Sopwith Camel, 'Dunning' (E4374), named after the parish which raised the money for its purchase as part of a Scottish War Savings Committee campaign, April 1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, NSC1/393/13)

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Image of a christmas card of the Cameron Highlanders, 1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/625/3)

Christmas card of the Cameron Highlanders, 1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/625/3)

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Photograph of Kenneth Basham's runner (East Surreys) in a trench in the Somme area, June 1916 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD372/288/8)

Kenneth Basham's runner (East Surreys) in a trench in the Somme area, June 1916 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD372/288/8)

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Photograph of a Royal Field Artillery Battery in action with an Indian sepoy in the left foreground in Mesopotamia, circa 1917 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD372/288/11)

Royal Field Artillery Battery in action, with an Indian sepoy in the left foreground in Mesopotamia, about 1917 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD372/288/11)

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Photograph of a World War I Mark V (Male) Tank in Callander high street with crowds and woman in foreground, circa 1917 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, NSC1/392/1/8)

World War I Mark V (Male) Tank in Callander high street with crowds and woman in foreground, about 1917 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, NSC1/392/1/8)

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Photograph of the 4th Battle Squadron passing Inchcolm Island on the Firth of Forth, led by its flagship HMS Dreadnought, 1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391/103/1/2/6(8))

The 4th Battle Squadron passing Inchcolm Island on the Firth of Forth, led by its flagship HMS Dreadnought, 1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391/103/1/2/6(8))

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Photograph of a YMCA driver of the British 3rd Army, with his van in France, 1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD476/6/1/73)

YMCA driver of the British 3rd Army, with his van in France, 1918 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD476/6/1/73)

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