GEORGE Macleod was working as a doctor in Pollokshields when war broke out in 1914.

He had already served with the Scottish Red Cross in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War, and – like many of his medical colleagues - when the First World War began, he did not wait to be called up.

George, who was married to Dora, immediately volunteered with the Scottish Red Cross and left for France in October 1914.

The following year, he returned to the UK to help care for the many sick and wounded soldiers returning from battle overseas, as a Lieutenant with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Tragically, while treating his comrades, George contracted pneumonia and died. He was 42 years old. His grave can be found in Riddrie Park Cemetery.

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George’s story is one of many being remembered as part of the country’s first ever War Graves Week. Organised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), it runs from Monday (May 21) until May 28.

By entering a postcode on the CWGC website, people can find out about the men and women connected to their local community who gave their all.

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Clare Horton CBE, Director General of the CWGC, said: “They could be buried far away on the former battlefields, or as close as your local churchyard, but one thing unites them all: their stories can and should live on in our communities today.

“For us at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, remembrance and the sharing and caring for World War heritage is a daily duty.

“We wanted to take a chance to help people to see that work in action and make a local discovery. Many people already know about their family’s links to the World Wars, but all of us have somewhere we call home today, and those places have their own stories too.”

She added: “Behind every name on a war grave or memorial is a human story, just like Lieutenant George’s waiting to be discovered, and War Graves Week is the perfect opportunity to do just that.”