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CHURCH SEEKS DESCENDANTS OF WW1 SOLDIERS

Researchers working on a new book about Scottish soldiers who travelled through London during World War I have launched an appeal to find their descendants.

The congregation at St Columba’s Church in Knightsbridge looked after around 50,000 people on their way to or from the battlefields of Europe. Volunteers would wait at Victoria Station for trains and direct Scottish troops towards the church on Pont Street.

They were fed, given time to rest and sometimes put up for the night before being piped back to stations to continue on their way.

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