War Memorial stories

The stories of the men on the War Memorial who died in the First World War. More will be added as we research them.

Arroll, Richard Hubbard

Richard, or ‘Dickie’, Hubbard Arroll was a successful businessman running a painting and decorating company when the First World War started. He was also an advocate for physical fitness.

Gentles, Thomas

Thomas Gentles is one of the faces that members of the Arlington Baths see often when they are in the building. As a noted Scottish water polo player he’s in two of our pre-War team photos.

Perry, Ernest

Ernst Perry was an engineering apprentice who studied at Glasgow University. He joined the Baths as a schoolboy and his father, mother and two sisters were also members of the Baths.