Scotland's War Feature

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Voluntary Aid Nurses (VAD) in auxilary hospitals
Scotland's National War Memorial

Scotland's War

Scots had been dying in wars and conflicts for centuries but the Great War was one of the most awful, bitter and destructive conflicts for the Scottish nation. It virtually wiped out a generation of young men.

It has been said that more Scots died per head of population than any of the other parts of the United Kingdom.

Timeline of World War I

  • Sunday, 25 July, 1915

    Italians capture Cappuccio Wood. Details          

  • Sunday, 18 July, 1915

    ...to 3 August 1915. Second Battle of the Isonzo. Details

  • Friday, 9 July, 1915

    Battle of Kara Killisse. Details

  • Friday, 9 July, 1915

    German forces in South-West Africa surrender. Details          

  • Monday, 28 June, 1915

    ...to 5 July 1915. Battle of Gully Ravine. Details

National News


An edited version of this article, written by Yvonne McEwen, Scotland's War Project Director, appeared in The Scotsman newspaper on 22 May