World War 2 - We will Remember Them

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 World War 2

1939 - 1945

In 1914, when the First World War was declared, Mearns was still a rural area with many farms and several bleachfields. Many of the people living there had been born and brought up in the area and would have described themselves as Mearns folk. The names on the War Memorial of those who fell in the 1914 - 1918 war are almost all Mearns Men.

In the years between the wars, Newton Mearns changed very rapidly. New homes were built, transport links to Glasgow developed  and people moved out of the city to the Mearns area. Fewer of those who fell in the 1939 - 1945 conflict were natives of Newton Mearns, many were from elsewhere and had chosen to come and live in the area. To find who they were, click here.

Stories of the men and women who lived in Mearns during the Second World war have been recorded in "Mearns in Wartime". If you would like to learn about how the war affected them and the Mearns area, click here.

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