Rolls of Honour

Discover your war heroes in Rolls of Honour for World War 1 and World War 2

What records can I find in The Mitchell: Glasgow City Archives and Special Collections?

Glasgow Corporation produced Rolls of Honour to commemorate those who died in the First and Second World Wars. These contain the name, rank, regiment and address of thousands of people who died during the conflicts, although they are not completely comprehensive.

 

The City Archives holds copies of the following rolls:

  • First World War (ref: C5/9/1)

  • Second World War (ref: C5/9/2)

  • Second World War, civilian dead (ref: C5/9/3)

 

You can also access the the First World War and Second World War rolls in Special Collections, but not for the civilian dead.

In addition to these the City Archives holds rolls for some other areas, including:

  • Rutherglen, First and Second World Wars (ref: RU4/6/126)

  • Cambuslang, First World War (ref:CO1/63/6/4)

     

Rolls of Honour were also created by other types of organisations, such as businesses, trade incorporations and schools. The Archives hold a number of these rolls. Occasionally schools produced rolls. If your ancestor was employed by a particular company or was a member of an incorporation, it is always worth checking whether the Archives holds any such Rolls of Honour. Examples of these include:

  • David Black & Co, wholesale merchants and clothing manufacturers, First World War (ref: TD1422/20/9)

  • Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers, First World War (ref: T-TH15/13)

  • Albert Road Academy, First World War (ref: TD398/1)

  • Camlachie Public School, First World War (ref: D-ED7/35/14)

  • Glasgow University, Second World War (ref: T-TH1/101/4)