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St Columba’s Church

St Columba’s Church

St Columba’s offered hospitality to nearly 50,000 troops from 1915 until 1919, inviting Scottish soldiers to the church for a wash, a shave and something to eat.

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London Scottish Regiment

London Scottish Regiment

Half of the 1st Battalion in the Messines battle in October 1914 were reported killed, missing or wounded. Survivors served elsewhere on the Western Front.

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ScotsCare

ScotsCare

The Royal Scottish Corporation, now ScotsCare, established around 1603, supported many families in need on the Home Front during the Great War.

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London Scottish Football Club

London Scottish Football Club

The 1913-14 team of 15 rugby players went to war; five were killed and nine wounded with two of the latter taken prisoner. LSFC's war memorial commemorates 103 members.

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The Caledonian Society of London

The Caledonian Society of London

The Caledonian Society of London was instituted in 1839. Soon after the outbreak of war in 1914 the society ceased social activities but maintained its charitable interests.

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Crown Court Church

Crown Court Church

During the Great War, Crown Court’s congregation grew as it served increasing numbers of Scots and Presbyterians from other countries.

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The Caledonian Club

The Caledonian Club

The Caledonian Club was a rendevous for Scottish officers. An illuminated roll of honour records 209 names of members who died in the Great War.

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The Burns Club of London

The Burns Club of London

Founded in 1868, The Burns Club of London has played a key role in the cultural life of London Scots for 150 years.

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Royal Caledonian Education Trust

Royal Caledonian Education Trust

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust provided education for children with fathers serving in the British armed forces and Merchant Navy during the Great War.

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Scots Guards

Scots Guards

The principal Scots Guards London presence, the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, provided drafts of officers and men for the two battalions on the Western Front.

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