Queen's and World War One 

QCB, a Queen's student publication

A valuable contemporary source of information which highlights the effect of World War One on Queen's is the student publication, QCB. The first edition of QCB was produced in December 1899 and it lasted until June 1920 and copies of all the issues are held in the Queen's University Archive.

In the issue of QCB, 1914-1915, volume 16, number 1 (November 1914), there is an appreciation for Mr Kingdon Tregosse Frost, who was the University Lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology and who was killed in action on 24 August 1914. There is also a Roll of Honour of all the Queen's members and members of the OTC who had enlisted in the army.

In the issue, QCB, 1914-1915, volume 16, number 2, (December 1914), there is an appreciation for Dr Cyril R Crymble, a Demonstrator in Chemistry, who was killed in action on 20 November 1914. Also in this issue and in the issue QCB, 1914-1915, volume 16, number 3, January 1915 there are extracts from letters written by Dr Crymble from the Front.

In subsequent issues there are appreciations of Queen's men who died in action and there are details of military honours awarded to Queen's men.

A list of Queen’s men who had enlisted in the armed forces which was published in the Queen’s student publication, QCB, November 1914