15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

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15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby JayKay » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:00 pm

Trying to find a wee bit of information about this, having found out my grandfather (died before I knew him) saw WWI with them.

Any obvious place I should be looking for pics, information etc?
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby Dugald » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:04 pm

JayKay wrote:Trying to find a wee bit of information about this, having found out my grandfather (died before I knew him) saw WWI with them.

Any obvious place I should be looking for pics, information etc?


Google The Highland Light Infantry in 1914-1918
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby onyirtodd » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:09 pm

From The Scottish War Memorials Project

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtop ... warmemscot
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby JayKay » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:15 pm

Dugald wrote:
JayKay wrote:Trying to find a wee bit of information about this, having found out my grandfather (died before I knew him) saw WWI with them.

Any obvious place I should be looking for pics, information etc?


Google The Highland Light Infantry in 1914-1918


Funny, never thought of that. :roll:
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby PATRICA1 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:19 pm

Hello JayKay,You can download the 15th HLI book for free with the GUGGENHEIM PROJECT, Idid and it will show you all the soldiers who served and died with the Battalion,Ian.
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby big jim » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:45 pm

you should try the RHF museum on sauchiehall street,
sure they still hold alot of the HLI records as the HLI became the RHF :!:
sure they would help ya out with any info :D
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby dimairt » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:55 pm

This is my great-grandfather, Colour Sgt. William Cavin of the H.L.I. His father, Edward, was also Colour Sgt. They served, and fought, in Africa and India. My grandfather, Thomas, broke the link though by leaving for Canada with his brother to avoid conscription in 1916. They arrived just in time for Canada to join in and they were called up for the Canadian Light Infantry - see enlistment papers below.
I agree with Big Jim, the museum on Sauchiehall St. is well worth a visit.

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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby JayKay » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:08 pm

big jim wrote:you should try the RHF museum on sauchiehall street,
sure they still hold alot of the HLI records as the HLI became the RHF :!:
sure they would help ya out with any info :D


good shout, will pop in there.
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby DMcNay » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:58 pm

JayKay wrote:
big jim wrote:you should try the RHF museum on sauchiehall street,
sure they still hold alot of the HLI records as the HLI became the RHF :!:
sure they would help ya out with any info :D


good shout, will pop in there.


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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby edinoz » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:07 am

Patricia1......could you please post the link for the HLI 15th Battalion book from Guggenheim...many thanks,

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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:21 pm

Hi edinoz. It turns out it's 'Project Gutenberg'. There's no 15th mentioned on the site though - you've a choice between books on the 5th Battalion HLI, or the 17th HLI:

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20250

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20136
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby edinoz » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:18 pm

Thanks LP,

Patricia1 did say she had the book. I know that the author Thomas Chalmers also wrote a history of the 16th HLI as well as the 15th....so I am hoping that Patricia1 may be either able to send the link or even the file itself....
any further info is very welcome

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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby DMcNay » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:26 pm

I've got a copy of the 16th HLI history. Just found it at the back of my bookshelves.
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby glasgowken » Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:08 pm

On this subject, I had an interesting email from a chap in Canada. He found an old Glasgow tramways button in his grandfather's WW1 uniform but didn't have any more info.
I wonder if he had met up with some lads from 15th HLI at some point and did a swap. No doubt many of them had kept the buttons from their old tramways uniforms as keepsakes.

They actually did wear the tramway uniform during early basic training as army uniforms were in short supply at the beginning of the war.
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Re: 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Tramways)

Postby glasgowken » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:41 pm

Picture I found in a 1944 Glasgow Corporation book.
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