Discover if your Scottish ancestor served with one of the famous Pals Battalions of World War One.

What can these records tell me?

Each record includes a transcript.

The amount of information listed varies, but the Glasgow Pals records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:

Biographical Information
  • Name
  • Where Born
  • Death Date
  • Place of Death


Service history
  • Where enlisted
  • Date of arrival overseas
  • Regiment
  • Battalion
  • Soldier Number
  • Rank

Key facts about the Glasgow Pals 1914-1918 records

These records include details of 3,757 men who served with the 15th, 16th and 17th (Service) Battalions of The Highland Light Infantry in 1914.

Entering a man’s number and name will enable the researcher to identify the battalion he served with. This information is generally not included on medal index cards.

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These transcripts have been compiled using information obtained by compiling information from a variety of sources including medal index cards, service records and Soldiers Died in the Great War.