Memorial for child victims of UK's worst rail crash





A memorial is being unveiled to three children who died near Gretna Green in Britain's worst ever rail disaster.

The "lost children of Maryhill" were among 227 people killed in a multi-train crash at Quintinshill in 1915.

Most of the victims were soldiers with the Royal Scots who were on their way to fight in World War I.

A headstone has been laid at the Western Necropolis in Glasgow, where the children were buried in an unmarked grave.

They were interred in 1915 along with a fourth unidentified person, whose age is not known.

Falkirk councillor Billy Buchanan, a keen amateur historian, arranged the memorial after hearing about the children, whose bodies were never claimed by their parents...  



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