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”.
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.
Sydney John Ancill lived in Sandyford Place in Glasgow with his parents, brother and two sisters. His family were in the clothing business and before the First World War his mother ran a ladies outfitters in Sauchiehall Street.
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.