Today we are looking back on the school magazines of Kilmarnock Academy. The Gold Berry magazine (later named Goldberry) contains articles, poems and reviews often written by students of the school. In March 1923 a war memorial edition of the Gold Berry was published to coincide with the erection of the Academy War Memorial. This particular edition of the school magazine contains short biographical details on students who fell in the War and contains images of the memorial itself. This record gives fantastic insight into in the work achieved by the War Memorial Committee who were dedicated to making the account of each student as complete as possible.

If you’re interested in sharing your stories about any of your ancestors who served in the War, please leave your comments below.

GB014 front pg

GB014 Gold Berry March 1923 (front page)

GB014 forward

GB014 Gold Berry March 1923 (foreword)

GB014 pgs 4

GB014 Gold Berry March 1923 (page 4)

GB014 image of memorial

GB014 Gold Berry March 1923 (image of memorial)

GB014 pg 11

GB014 Gold Berry March 1923 (page 11)

GB014 pg 12

GB014 Gold Berry March 1923 (page 12)

GB014 pg 15

GB014 Gold Berry March 1923 (page 15)

GB014 29

GB014 Gold Berry March 1923 (page 29)