Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Cards for Serving Soldiers

During the First World War, Earlston remembered its serving soldiers at Christmas time, by sending these cards, now in the collection of Auld Earlston. 





In the 1911 census,  Earlston's  population stood at 1749 with 801 male and 948 females.

Forty-eight soldiers from Earlston lost their lives in the First World War and are remembered on the War Memorial, unveiled in November 1921. 

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