Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Leith in The Great War
Dedicated researcher Andrew Grant has recently passed his work on Leith's Great War casualties on to Edinburgh City Libraries. Andrew has been working hard for the last few years searching through Leith's newspapers and records to add details to the Roll of Honour complied after the First World War.
In total Andrew has spent about 2000 hours of research on the 2206 casualties listed in the Leith Roll of Honour and a further 351 men and women with a Leith connection who he tracked from other sources.
Andrew's information contains 5000 photographs and images of obituaries noted in the 'Leith Observer'; local and international war memorials with Leith men mentioned on them, and headstones of casualties in Leith cemeteries and overseas.
The two portfolios of work are currently in the Edinburgh Room of the Central Library. When Leith Library has been refurbished they will then be moved to their rightful home in Leith.
If you have a query about a Leith serviceman or woman from the war and can't make it to the Central Library in Edinburgh then Andrew can be contacted through me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass your request on.