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In Honour's Cause

In Honour's Cause - Glasgow's World War I Memorials

Glasgow's War gallery image

8 July 2014-7 April 2015
Free Entry
At St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, during Museum opening hours (Closed Mon, 10am - 5pm Tues - Thurs and Sat, 11am - 5pm Fri & Sun)

East Necropolis 2014 marks the centenary of the start of World War I. When the war officially ended in 1919 more than 900,000 British soldiers had been killed. Over 18,000 of the war dead came from Glasgow. To commemorate them, memorials were set up across the city. Some, like the cenotaph in George Square, are famous landmarks, but most are less well known although just as important.

This photographic exhibition features memorials from across Glasgow. They range from simple plaques to grand public monuments and stained glass windows. Most were set up by organizations including military regiments, faith groups, businesses, schools and social clubs. A few also mark the important role that women played, both as field nurses and munitions workers.

War memorials link the past to the present and are still a focus for Remembrance Day ceremonies and special anniversaries and this photographic exhibition features the many different ways in which these memorials are held.


In Honour's Cause: Combat Stress Talk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sunday 28th Sep 2:00 - 4:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Free Entry

Combat Stress has supported more than 100,000 ex-service men and women. Find out how their work has developed over the years. This talk is part of the In Honour's Cause exhibition programme.

In Honour's Case: Exploring the Jewish Archives                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunday 19th Oct 2:00 - 4:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Free Entry

Using material from the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, see how around 1500 Scottish Jews served in the forces.

Image: Eastern Necropolis - Parkhead: (c) CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

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