The University of Glasgow’s Waterloo

Glasgow University's Great War Project

As we reflect upon the members of the University of Glasgow community who served in the First World War, it seems only appropriate to explore other conflicts. There is a long tradition of military service at the University of Glasgow. University staff raised funds to maintain militia to counter the Jacobite threats of 1708, 1715, and 1745; raised a Rifle Corps in 1859 and a number of staff, students, and graduates served in South Africa at the turn of the 20th century. The University’s Second World War Roll of Honour includes the names of 458 individuals who died in that conflict.

18 June 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. For the bicentenary, we are taking the opportunity to look at the members of the University community who were at Waterloo and to highlight on-going research that is shedding new light on this momentous battle. See our

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