The Registrars hold war returns of deaths of Scots for various conflicts, including those for World War 1. The war returns have been digitally imaged and indexed. Copies of the digital images and indexes can be accessed as part of the ScotlandsPeople network at the Registrars in The Mitchell on payment of a daily fee. Also available here are soldiers' wills and the records of Military Service Appeal Tribunals.
The Evening Times newspaper published a Roll of Honour for soldiers and officers killed, wounded or missing in action in World War 1. Special Collections is indexing the Evening Times for the war years to improve access to this newspaper Roll of Honour for family historians. The roll consists of short biographical information and often a photograph. Special Collections also hold other rolls of honour produced by various organisations.
The City Archives holds World War 1 Rolls of Honour produced by the Glasgow Corporation, and for Rutherglen Burgh and Cambuslang, as well as several by local schools and other organisations. These usually give the name, rank, regiment and address of those killed.
In addition there is an absent voters’ roll for Glasgow that is dated 1920, but which includes men who had fought in World War 1, available at the City Archives. Standard electoral rolls for other areas in Strathclyde may also refer to men absent due to them serving in the war.
The Archives also hold records relating to the raising of some regiments for World War 1, including nominal rolls and applications by men wishing to enlist as officers.