Candle vigil for 781 fallen in World War I

Issued: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:52:00 GMT

Over the last four years on the centenary of their death, the names of all the 781 students, staff or alumni killed in the World War 1 have been remembered in the University of Glasgow’s Memorial Chapel.candle vigil 650

On the evening of Sunday, 11 November, 2018 - the centenary of the end of The Great War - the chapel again was the focus of our remembering when we held a candlelight vigil. During the vigil we lit a candle for each of the 780 men and one woman who died in the war. The vigil was a chance to reflect on the great loss to our community of those 781 who never returned home after the fighting stopped.

As each candle represents a life, we would like to invite our staff and students to visit the chapel over the coming days and take one candle as a personal reminder of the lives lost.
If you wish to take a candle (limited to one candle per person please as we would like as many people as possible to be involved in this tribute) you have until Friday 16 November 2018 to collect one.

Every one of the names of our 781 fallen are on the plaques which line the walls of the Memorial Chapel. The full biographies of each of those who died can also be found on the University’s online Roll of Honour -