|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1892|
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 1916, France|
Scottish soldier, born in Hull, England to Scottish parents and educated in Birkenhead and Glasgow. He trained as a marine engineer and was at sea when war broke out in August 1914. He returned from Singapore to join the Royal Scots Fusiliers, serving from February 1915. He was awarded a Military Cross after the Battle of Loos in 1915 (London Gazette June 2 1916), and was wounded and listed as missing in the attack on Guillemont while in command of C Company. Seventeen out of twenty officers were killed or wounded and 613 out of 750 other ranks were killed, wounded or captured. He was a former member of the Officer Training Corps of Glasgow High School and of Glasgow University. His ceremonial sword was inherited by a nephew who used it on active service in 6th Bn Highland Light Infantry from 1939 to 1945, with the hilt adapted.
3rd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers
Departement de la Somme
Plot: Pier and Face 3 C.
Maintained by: Ronald Land
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Nov 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12437758
Doctus in se semper divitias habet|
Added: Jul. 30, 2015
Added: Apr. 29, 2015
Remembered by the " old boys " of the Birkenhead Institute. RIP|
Added: Jul. 7, 2014