(i) Rose E.B. Coombs - Before Endeavours Fade, (After the Battle Publications, 2006 Edition)

This was the first of the 'modern' guides to the Great War battlefields as they are today. It is regularly updated and is excellent.

(ii) Tonie and Valmai Holt - Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme, (Pen & Sword, 1996)

Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Ypres Salient, (Pen & Sword, 1997)

Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Western Front - North, (Pen & Sword, 2004)

Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Western Front - South, (Pen & Sword, 2005)

All four of the Holts' books are readily obtainable and I can't emphasise too strongly just how essential they are. I would guess that they're unsurpassable in their field.

I shall be referring to the five books above throughout this work and shall indicate their specific use as appropriate in the text rather than in the

bibliography to each chapter.

(iii) Lieut.-Col. T.A. Lowe - The Western Battlefields, (Gale & Polden, 1920)

(iv) Michael Scott - The Ypres Salient, A Guide To The Cemeteries And Memorials Of The Salient, (Gliddon Books, 1992)


Chapter 2

John Buchan - These For Remembrance, (Buchan & Enright Publishers, 1987). Facsimile edition of volume originally printed privately in 1919.

Andrew Lownie - John Buchan - The Presbyterian Cavalier, (Constable, 1995)

Chapter 3

John Reed - Operation Jericho - The Amiens Raid, (After the Battle Magazine # 2, 1980)

Chapter 4

David Clarke - The Angel of Mons, (John Wiley & Sons Limited, 2005). A very fine demonstration of the power of myth over truth and therefore extremely relevant to

understanding the John Lauder conundrum.

Renee Forsyth -Memories of Dunoon & Cowal, (Argyll Publishing, 2005)

Tonie and Valmai Holt - My Boy Jack, (Pen & Sword, 1998). Another outstanding piece of work by the Holts about the search by Rudyard Kipling for his son's

last resting place.

Gordon Irving - The Good Auld Days, (Jupiter, 1977)

Harry Lauder - A Minstrel in France, (Andrew Melrose Limited, 1918)

Lorn Macintyre - Empty Footsteps, (Black Ace Books, 1996)

William Wallace - Harry Lauder In The Limelight, (The Book Guild, 1988)

Chapter 5

David Harvey - Monuments To Courage, (Kevin and Kay Patience, 1999)

G. R. Stevens - A City Goes To War, (Edmonton Regiment Associates, Edmonton, 1963)

Nigel Cave - Passchendaele, The Fight For The Village, (Pen & Sword, 1997)

F. J. Blatherwick - 1000 Brave Canadians, (Unitrade Press, Toronto, 1991)

Chapter 6

Toni and Valmai Holt - Violets From Oversea, (Pen & Sword, 1996)

Paul Reed - Walking the Somme, (Pen & Sword, 1997)

Nigel Cave - Beaumont-Hamel, (Pen & Sword, 1994)

A.D. Morrison - History of the 7th Battalion of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, (Printed on behalf of the Battalion in the 1920s, exact date unknown)

Colonel David Rorie, DSO, MD - A Medico's Luck in the War, (Milne, Aberdeen 1929)

Peter Hart - Somme Success, (Pen & Sword, 2001)

Tim Skelton and Gerald Gliddon - Lutyens and the Great War, (Francis Lincoln, 2008)

Gavin Stamp - The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, (Profile Books, 2006)

A P Herbert - Beaucourt Revisited, (1917)

Anthony Babington - For the Sake of Example, (Pen & Sword, 1993)

Julian Putkowski & Julian Sykes - Shot At Dawn, (Pen & Sword, 1996)

Leonard Sellars - For God's Sake Shoot Straight!, (Pen & Sword, 1995)

Chapter 7

Tommy Armour (with Herb Graffis) - How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time, (Simon & Schuster, 1953)

Tommy Armour - A Round Of Golf With Tommy Armour, (Simon & Schuster, 1960)

Christy Campbell - Band of Brigands, (Harper Press, 2007)

Tom Clavin - Sir Walter, (Aurum Press, 2005)

E. M. Cockell and Henry Cotton - The Open at Carnoustie, (Golf Illustrated, 12 June, 1931)

Alun Evans - The Golf Majors, (A & C Black, 2002)

Ross Goodner - Golf's Greatest, (Golf Digest, 1978)

Rich Lerner - Tommy Armour III, (Golf Digest, February, 2009)

Charles J. Smith - Historic South Edinburgh, (Charles Skilton, 1988)

Charles Price - The World of Golf, (Cassell, 1963)

Herbert Warren Wind - The Story of American Golf, (Callaway Editions, 2000)

Chapter 8

Julie Roberts - Remembering Fromelles, (CWGC, 2010)

Chapter 9

Chaz Bowyer - Albert Ball VC, (Bridge, 1994)

For Valour, The Air VCs, (Caxton, 2002)

Francis Crosby - Fighter Aircraft of World Wars I and II, (Southwater, 2010)

Norman Franks & Andy Saunders - Mannock, (Grub Street, 2008)

Peter Hart - Aces Falling, (Orion, 2007)

Bloody April, (Cassell, 2005)

Somme Success, (Pen & Sword, 2001)

Jack Herris & Bob Pearson - Aircraft of World War I, (Amber, 2010)

Cecil Lewis - Sagittarius Rising, (Penguin, 1983)

Mike O'Connor - Airfields & Airmen, The Channel Coast, (Pen & Sword, 2005)

Airfields & Airmen, Somme, (Pen & Sword, 2002)

Airfields & Airmen, Ypres, (Pen & Sword, 2001)

Colin Pengelly - Albert Ball VC, (Pen & Sword, 2010)

W.C.C. Weetman - The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War, (BiblioBazaar, 2008; Reprint of 1920 original).

Chapter 10

Terence Rattigan - The Winslow Boy, (Nick Hern Books, 1999 edition)

Chapter 11

Various Authors - Trails To The Bow: Carseland and Cheadle Chronicles, (University of Calgary, 1980)

Chapter 12

David Harvey - Monuments to Courage, (Kevin & Kay Patience, 1999)

Chapter 13

Dominiek Dendooven - The Menin Gate & Last Post , (DeKlaproos, 2005)

Sue Elliott & James Fox - The Children Who Fought Hitler, (John Murray, 2008)

Dr Gillian Hawkes - Greater Love Hath No Man : St George's Memorial Church, Ypres (The Friends of St George's, 2002)

Jacky Platteeuw - The Great War in Ypres, (Tempus, 2005)

Various - At The Going Down Of The Sun, (Lannoo, 2001)

Chapter 14

Trefor Jones - On Fame's Eternal Camping Ground, (Self Published, 2007)

Geoff Archer - The Glorious Dead, (Frontier Publishing, 2009)

David Crane - Empires of the Dead, (William Collins, 2013)

T. A. Edwin Gibson & G. Kingsley Ward - Courage Remembered, (HMSO,1989)

Philip Longworth - The Unending Vigil, (Leo Cooper/CWGC, 1985)

Henry Williamson - The Wet Flanders Plain, (Gliddon Books, 1987)

Ann Clayton - Chavasse Double VC, (Pen & Sword, 2003)

Michael Grundy - A Fiery Glow in the Darkness, (Osborne Heritage, 1997)


Chapter 4

The Glasgow Herald

January 2, 1917 - Original report on John Lauder's death

May 11, 18, 19, 21, 1976 - The Diary Column

January 14, 1986 - The Diary Column

The Sunday Post

December 5, 1926 - Article, 'Looking Back' by Lady Lauder

The Daily Record

October 28, 1977 - Article, 'A Story To Touch The Heart'

Chapter 5

The Edmonton Journal

April 1, 1989 - Article by Bob Gilmour

October 3, 2004 - Article by Jim Farrell

Chapter 7

The Glasgow Herald

September 13, 1968 - Article by S.L. McKinlay

The Scotsman

Various Articles (credited to 'Our Golf Correspondent')

1921 - 1926 - 1927 - 1928 - 1929 - 1930 - 1931 - 1933 - 1938

The Scotsman

Articles specifically credited -

Frank Moran - August 30, 1963 and October 10, 1968

Norman Mair - December 12, 1977

Scotland On Sunday

Tom English - America's Love Affair with the Silver Scot - June 10, 2007

The Weekly Record

Love on the Links - February 5, 1921

Chapter 9

The Lenton Listener (Lenton Community Association Magazine)

Issue #14 - September/October, 1981

Chapter 12

The Alloa Advertiser - 1915-16-19

The Alloa Journal - 1915-16. Plus very important article in issue dated January 27, 1956

Chapter 13

Flanders Today - May 25, 2011. 'De Clerck in talks after amnesty remarks'


Chapter 4

Personal Diary of Hugh Adam Munro, Lieutenant, 1/8 A&SH, Regimental Museum, Stirling Castle

The Regimental Diary of the 1/8 A&SH, Regimental Museum, Stirling Castle

Letter to Mrs E. Lauder Hamilton (Niece of Harry Lauder) from the Ministry of Defence, March 30, 1987

Chapter 7


Marriage Certificate of George and Martha Armour, 1880

Birth Certificate of Thomas Dickson Armour, 1896

Death Certificate of George Armour, 1900

Young versus Armour (Court Proceedings, February 15, 1921)


1901 Census

Tommy Armour's Service Record, 1915-1917 (The following years are, I assume, in the 'Burnt Files', since they are not available)

Proceedings of a Medical Board (Army Form A.45), April 2, 1919

Personal Letter from Tommy Armour to the War Office, December 7, 1918

Medal Card for Thomas Dickson Armour, Decenber 6, 1918

Chapter 9


The Albert Ball Files, Street Directories etc.

Chapter 12

Programme for play 'Lie of the Land' by Gerry Docherty, 2006

The Canon Lummis File, IWM

1901 Census

1911 Census

McDermond Discharge Papers - The National Archives, London

McDermond File, Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum, Fulford Barracks, Preston

The London Gazette - Citations for all four VCs

Tillicoultry Town Council Minute Book - Entries for December 8, 1915 and December 12, 1915 re Pollock and Dawson respectively - Clackmannanshire Archives

Royal Observer Corps Association - Article about Pollock, VC by Lawrence Holmes from '10 Group Newsletter'


Chapter 4 This was of great help, especially in the illustration department Biographical notes on Sir Harry Lauder by Gregory Lauder-Frost (Great Nephew)

Wikipedia - Jack House

Chapter 7

American National Biography Online

World Golf Hall of Fame


Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Wikipedia entries on 'The Winslow Boy', Terence Rattigan and George Archer-Shee - Movie review by Edwin Jahiel

Chapter 11

Wikipedia entries on Alex Decoteau and Tom Longboat.

'Native Soldiers, Foreign Fields'' - Veteran Affairs Canada, 1996 - This, the Naval History and Heritage Command website, presents 'Native Americans and the Military' by Roger Bucholz, William Fields and

Ursula P. Roach - Alex Wuttunee Decoteau - Biography - Alex Decoteau - Biography (Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online) - Edmonton, A City Called Home - Memories

N.B. This is THE source on Alex as it contains a contribution by Izola Mottershead, his niece, the principal authority on the subject. - Here, via YouTube, is a very moving short animation about Alex - Information on the Alex Decoteau Run at Passchendaele, Belgium - Tom Longboat : A Notable Indian Athlete (Article by Louise Cuthand)

Chapter 12

Wikipedia entries for all four VCs - Grave locations of VCs


Chapter 4

Low Parks Museum, Hamilton - Harry Lauder Exhibition, September 2007-April 2008

Saltire TV Productions - 'Something About Harry'

Jack House - Harry Lauder, The Man Who Made The Scotch Comic. (Play presented at The Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, from May 11 to 17, 1976). Despite a diligent search

through the records of the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Scotland not a trace has been found. It certainly stirred up some fun though!

Chapter 10

'The Winslow Boy' - Film/dvd, 1999. Adapted from Rattigan and directed by David Mamet.