The epic war film 1917, currently showing in cinemas to critical acclaim, vividly portrays the death and destruction brought by the Great War. 236 Queen’s Park members and players are now known to have served in the armed forces in WW1. Of the 34 Queen’s Park men who died, 11 lost their lives in 1917. Walter Coulter, John Stevenson, James Alexander and Macdonald Cameron all enlisted in the Highland Light Infantry and the latter two men were killed in action in a night offensive on 2 December 1917. Since the Great War Project Report was published in 2018, further information has been received about a number of the Queen’s Park men who served in the war. Appendix 4 of the project papers has been updated to include new and corrected information. The appendix is located in the Club section of this website and can be accessed HERE.
The Queen’s Park Roll of Honour with World War One plaque, which is currently on display in the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park, will be moved to the J B McAlpine Pavilion at Lesser Hampden. The WW1 plaque contains the names of 216 Queen’s Park members who served in the war. That number has now increased to 236 and it is intended to augment the plaque to include the additional 20 names.