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4th Scottish General Hospital, Stobhill, Glasgow

   4th Scottish General Hospital was located at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow which had been requisitioned in 1914 as the 3rd and 4th Scottish General Hospitals under RAMC Territorials. 1040 beds were provided 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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4th Scottish General Hospital, Stobhill, Glasgow

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Black Archibald. Pte. (d.14th Jul 1916)

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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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