Roll of Honour


The Roll of Honour is a record of the students, staff and alumni of the University of Aberdeen who served in the First and Second World Wars. Behind each name lies a very personal story and a reminder that the war impacted on families and friends as well as those directly involved in the conflict.

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First World War: In Memoriam

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Harper, Alexander Simpson

Harper, Alexander Simpson

Son of William Harper, gardener ; born Auchtergavin, Perthshire, 5 November 1890: educated Urquhart Public School and Elgin Academy ; graduated M.A. (Hons. Maths.), 1911, gaining the Arnott Prize in Experimental Physics. From his schooldays his ability was outstanding, and...