Sunday, 17 May 2009

Commercial Bank of Scotland 14-18 Roll of Honour

One of the aims of the Scottish Military Research Group was to make information more available to those who required. To that end we have been carrying out transcribing and digitising of various records, and we will release these at various times.

Some of these records we will release on CD, mainly due to the size of the data and in order to recoup some of the costs involved, but other items we will release as free downloads.

This is the first in our series of free downloads: the Roll of Honour for the Commercial Bank of Scotland. This lists all members of the bank who served in the First World War, as well as those who died in service.

The Roll of Honour lists 578 makes, 99 of which made the supreme sacrifice. The Roll has been fully transcribed, together with all the explanatory and introductory text. It is fully searchable so it is easy to find a particular name.

Original copies of this Roll are hard to find, so we are pleased to make this new version available. It can be downloaded by using one of the following links:

Download via Rapidshare

Download via Sendspace

Please let us know if you experience any problems with these download links via our email address -

Friday, 15 May 2009


You may have noticed that the photos on the blog appear to be cut off at the right hand side.

I've been looking into it, and I'll admit I have no idea how to fix it.

Anyone got any ideas?

Featured memorials #1

This is a new feature I'll be introducing to the blog, where I highlight a memorial that's of interest, or that I think deserves to be highlighted.

I thought I'd start with what must officially be the highest war memorial in the country, as it's situated at the top of Ben Nevis.

More details on the Scottish War Memorials Project.

SAFHS Conference 2009

The SMRG had a fairly successful day at the SAFHS Conference in Aberdeen - I hope that everyone who visited our stall came away with something of use to them!

There's a slideshow of photos of the day available here. Those of you who know me might wish to play "Where's David?", spotting me lingering amongst several photos!