an index page for the Bn Casualty lists.
one of the main initial purposes of this site, to compile and organize
casualty lists for the battalion and where possible attach places
and information to the casualty figures. This is very much an ongoing
work in progress. Pages will be updated and reorganized as more
data comes to light. The simplest sources for casualty data are
the "Officers Died in the Great War" (ODGW)and "Soldiers
Died in the Great War" (SDGW) lists. In addition, the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission (CWGC) and the Scottish National War Memorial
(SNWM) all have data. While there is much overlap there are often
small differences. Less comprehensive but sometimes more detailed
in their information are various regional and national Rolls of
Honour (such as DeRuvigny's). All of these record those who died.
The wounded are significnatly more challenging. Here one must rely
on official casualty lists published in newspapers like the Scotsman
and other local papers. In addition to these lists, families sometimes
placed announcements giving details. There are many conflicts with
dates and other problems with these sources yet they remain the
best available in many circumstances. The 1/4th Bn diaries do not
record the names of non-officer casualties except in exceptional
circumstances. However daily totals and aggregate numbers (for big
battles) are reported. By matching these with a chronological listing
of the casualties it is hoped that some additional information about
individuals may be gleaned.