The Great War – Generation Lost

The story of a soldier painter – Lt Stuart Boyd by Evelyn McKechnie Lt Stuart Boyd was the only son of Alexander Stuart Boyd and Mary Stuart Boyd from Glasgow. The trio were talented artists and writers, and when Stuart succumbed to his wounds on Saturday 7th October 1916, it was like a light goingContinue reading “The Great War – Generation Lost”

Glasgow Housewife’s three-year campaign to honour the Great War soldiers of Lyon Street

‘The soldiers are not gone if they are remembered‘ by Evelyn McKechnie Back in 2007, I was extremely fortunate to meet Glasgow housewife and mother of three, Liz Cree. I still remember her infectious, bubbling enthusiasm about her quest of remembrance. She had been on the hunt for three years to trace a missing RollContinue reading “Glasgow Housewife’s three-year campaign to honour the Great War soldiers of Lyon Street”

The sacrifice of Glasgow’s volunteers in World War One

‘Lest We Forget’ by Evelyn McKechnie When the First World War broke out in 1914, Glasgow volunteers queued up in their thousands to join, and those working on the Glasgow trams were eagerly first in line.  In the first 14 months of the war, over 10,000 tram workers had become soldiers, part of Kitchener’s NewContinue reading “The sacrifice of Glasgow’s volunteers in World War One”