Research into roll of Leith Hall in World War One

A group of National Trust for Scotland volunteers at Leith Hall, near Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, are researching the role of the Hall as an auxiliary Red Cross Hospital during Word War One, in order to obtain information for an exhibition.

Wednesday, 11th March 2015, 12:46 pm
Wounded soldiers and nursing staff at Leith Hall during World War One

This will be held at Leith Hall from April 2015 commemorating those 500 plus soldiers who were treated there and the staff who looked after them.

The Group invites anyone who has personal information which may be of interest in this research, to contact Research Group leader, [email protected] or Graham on [email protected]

The Group would like any data regarding personnel or relatives who worked or lived on the estate, or indeed, were treated by the Laird and his wife, Charles Leith-Hay and The Hon Henrietta Leith-Hay and their staff during 1914 - 1918.

Of particular interest would be information on Belgian soldiers treated at the Hall, as well as three estate workers who were killed during the war, namely Lance Corporal James Daun, son of William Daun, Private William Douglas, son of William and Maggie Douglas and finally, George Gordon, son of James A and Jeannie Gordon.