What records can I find in The Mitchell: Glasgow City Archives?
Glasgow City Archives holds the records of Glasgow Corporation’s Office for Belgian Refugees, 1914-1919. The Glasgow Corporation was appointed as the distributing centre for Scotland for Belgians escaping the German invasion of their country.
The records include several lists relating to 8,000 Belgian refugees to Scotland, 1914-1915 (ref: D-CA12/2-4) as well as a record of the burial place of Belgian refugees who died in Scotland, 1914-1919 (ref: D-CA12/1).
The information on the lists varies, but generally you will find the following:
address in Belgium
Additional information may include:
their date of arrival
address in Britain
School admission registers are also a useful source of information as local authorities were responsible for educating the children of Belgian refugees.