Dugald (or Dougall) Blue was a popular classics teacher, who was remembered with fondness and respect by staff and students at two Glasgow schools.
Robert Colin Christison was known as ‘Bertie’. An engineer from a family of engineers, was an athlete, interested in books and reading, and was described as “universally popular”.
Algernon Burton Cook was a school sports star considered to be one of the best swimmers in Scotland, who became a motor cyclist and aeroplane pilot in the First World War.
With the distinctive name of Isidor Freeman we thought it would be easy to learn more about the life of this member who was killed in the First World War. But the search led us to more questions.
Glasgow clerk Léon Lévy died on the Western Front but that was not quite the end of his story. For 80 years later his name and grave became part of a short story about the War and remembrance by award-winning author Julian Barnes.