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The 4th Scottish General Hospital, Stobhill

Stobhill Hospital was built by the Parish Council and opened with 1867 beds, in September 1904. Stobhill was requisitioned in 1914 as the 3rd and 4th Scottish General Hospitals under RAMC Territorials. 1040 beds were made available for wounded troops brought from the continent by train to the hospital. A temporary platform was erected on the railway siding which ran into the grounds of the hospital to help receive these patients. The military staff left in 1919 and the hospital reverted to civilian use in 1920.

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  • The Wartime Memories Project is the original WW1 and WW2 commemoration website

    This website has been running for 18 years and receives in excess of a million hits per month. The website and our group will continue long after the 2014-18 events are over. We hope that people will continue to support us by submitting material and stories in addition to submitting to the new websites set up for the anniversary.

  • We are looking for volunteers to help with researching the activities of units of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, Regular Army, Pals Battalions, Kitchener's New Armies, Voluntary Organisations and the Ships of the Royal Navy. We currently have a huge backlog of stories and historical documents which need to be edited or transcribed for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. For more information please see our page on Volunteering.

Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to the Great War. If you have any unwanted photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. The Wartime Memories Project will give them a good home and ensure that they are used for educational purposes. Please get in touch for the postal address, do not sent them to our PO Box as packages are not accepted.

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    Please note we currently have a backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 239080 your submission is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first.

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Did you know? We also have a section on World War Two. and a Timecapsule to preserve stories from other conflicts for future generations.

List of those who served at the 4th Scottish General Hospital, Stobhill during The Great War

List of those who were treated at the 4th Scottish General Hospital, Stobhill during The Great War

  • Pte. Archibald Black 8th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) (d.14th Jul 1916) Read his Story.If you have any names to add to this list, or any recollections or photos of those listed, please get in touch.

Pte. Archibald Black 8th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) (d.14th Jul 1916)

Archie Black was born in Stirling on 20th April 1894, son of Peter and Christina Black (nee McEwen) of Boquhan Cottages, Kippen Station. Peter was a ploughman. They had six children including: Catherine S. Black (b. 1892) Archibald Black (b. 1894) John McEwen Black (b. 1896) Peter Black (b. 1907) Christina McEwen Black (b. 1908). He was a member of the church, and a church elder at Dunblane, Perthshire.

Archie enlisted at Dunblane in January 1915 as Private, S/7532, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) and went to France on 2nd June 1915. He was wounded, spending time in Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow. He was killed during the attack on and capture of, Longueval on 14th July 1916, aged 22. Archie is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and is also commemorated on Dunblane War Memorial.

The Stirling Observer and Perthshire Herald of the 4th August 1917 reported his death: "Official notification has now been received by Peter Black, The Bield, and formerly of Greenyards, Dunblane, that his son, Private Archibald Black, of the Black Watch, who was reported wounded and missing on July 14th 1916, is now presumed to have been killed on that date. Private Black, who was 22 years of age, was prior to enlisting, employed by Mr Bain, Inch of Leckie by whom he was held in great respect. He joined the Army in January of 1915 and in May of the same year he went to France, taking part in the Somme offensive. He was known to have been severely wounded then, but every effort to trace him has been of no avail, and he is now believed to have died from his injuries. Another son of Mr Black's is serving in the Black Watch."

Archibald (standing in back row with cigarette) and wounded comrades, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow.

Keith Black

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