Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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W McGlagan

Mr Angus McLagan, New Hermand, West Calder, has been notified that his son, Corporal Hugh McLagan, RFA, has been killed in action in France. This is the second son Mr McLagan has lost in the war. The family was abroad when the war broke out, but set a most patriotic example in at once answering their country's call for men.


Midlothian Advertiser, August 3, 1917.


In Memory of




"Y" 17th Trench Mortar Bty.,

Royal Field Artillery

who died on

Tuesday, 17th July 1917. Age 22.


Additional Information:  Son of Angus and Agnes McLagan, of 8, New Hermand, West Calder, Midlothian.


Commemorative Information


Cemetery:  DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France


Grave Reference/Panel Number:  IV. O. 54.

CWGC website

"Information has been received that Pte John G McLagan, of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, who was reported missing at the Dardanelles in August of last year, has died of wounds. He was the third son of Mrs McLagan, New Hermand, West Calder."


Midlothian Advertiser, 30th June, 1916