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Marching to Rhu125 viewsThe Helensburgh Citizen Training Force marches past Pier Road, Rhu, led by members of the Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band, during World War One. Image supplied by Eric McArthur who suspects the gentleman on the grass verge with the black suit and black hat and walking stick could be his grandfather, Alexander Macarthur, who lived at 56 John Street. The object of the Citizen Training Force was to provide military training for men ineligible for business or other valid reasons to enlist in the Forces.
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Going to war0 viewsLocal soldiers leaving for World War One. The second and third soldiers in, who have a kit bag between them, both have gassed written next to them. On the back of the original photo was written: 2nd on left back row - killed; soldier in front row 6th from left with dark bear skin over his shoulders - wounded; soldier behind him to the right - prisoner; soldier with a moustache in front of door - prisoner. More details would be welcomed. Copy image supplied by Liz Sutherland.
   
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