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History of the Monklands
For many people, the way into local history has been through tracing their family history. The family historian wants to know about the history of the locality where their ancestors lived but equally the local historian is interested in finding out about the families in their locality.
Local history is all about telling the story of people and places over time. It should aim to trace the origin and growth and sometimes the decay of a local community. This approach will help you to ask the right questions and to adopt a professional style to the work. You can help others by telling YOUR story
Read the poem that lists the men from
Buchanan Street in Coatbridge
who went to war in 1914-1918 - can you identify any of the names?? Maybe your Grandfather? BUCHANAN STREET SOLDIER LADS
(Second List) By JAMES SCULLION
Betty Mc Neilly has already identified her Grandfather Robert Gribben who came home after the war racked with Mustard Gas effects.
R Gribben - mentioned in the poem- lived in Buchanan Street. He joined the Scottish Rifles on September 1914. However he was discharged a few months later as being unfit with varicose veins.
Not to be outdone - in early 1915 he joined The Territorial Force in Ayrshire and was soon serving with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in war zones in the Mediterranean and France. His varicose veins were removed in a short stay in 37th General Hospital in Cairo in 1916. He was demobbed in 1919 and spent some time at Erskine Hospital. He died at age 65 in Coatbridge with his family.
(The Territorial Force was later renamed The Territorial Army)
Do YOU have a story about any of the Buchanan Soldier Lads or anyone who served in the Great War??