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Officers’ Service Records: University Fallen in the National Archives

By Euan Loarridge, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Glasgow.


Header of Army Form M.T.392 (The Pink Form) Application for a appointment to a temporary commission in the Army during WW1. WO_339/38350 TNA, London.

Amongst the National Archives’ vast collection of documents relating to the First World War are boxes WO_339 and WO_374, which together constitute a series of files related to the service records of individual officers of the British Army who served in that conflict. Unlike the service records for ordinary ranks, which are available to view and search online,  digital copies of officers service records are  not currently available and so can only be accessed in hard copy, in person, at the National Archives in London.


Event: A Glasgow Elegy, November 10th 2018

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Date: Saturday 10 November 2018
Time: 19:30 – 21:15 approx.
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, off University Avenue, G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow Choral Society & Chapel Choir are pleased to announce that the One Hundredth Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice will be commemorated by a special concert, held in the University’s Memorial Chapel on Saturday, November 10th. To mark this special occasion, a new choral piece has been commissioned from the young Glasgow composer, Tom Harrold, which will be premiered as part of the concert programme. The text of the piece, ‘A Glasgow Elegy’, has been written specially by the poet Grahame Davies and will be conducted by Katy Lavinia Cooper.


Tickets: £10 (student concession £5 with ID) on door from 6.45pm subject to availability.

Advance ticket reservations from 15 October by emailing (for collection and payment on door by 7.15pm) or through the eventbrite page:


The Way, The Truth, The Life.

You left the path that leads away from pain

and took the way you cannot take again.

You trusted that the search for truth was sweet,

but bitter fruit you did not fear to eat.

You loved, and so you left the light of day

and found a greater light a darker way.

A Glasgow Elegy, by Grahame Davies