Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Conner, Frederic Attenborrow

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Biography: Son of James Conner, Sheriff Clerk Depute ; born Aberdeen, 20 February 1895; educated at Aberdeen Grammar School ; matriculated in Agriculture in 1913. At the University he was a well-known and popular figure. His career in Agriculture was highly successful and he looked forward to specializing in Forestry. As an athlete and sportsman he was recognized as a brilliant all-round man. He was a valued member of the Grammar F.P.'s Rugby team and a prominent member of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, and as a hobby his greatest pleasure was plying the rod and tackle. As a member of the Grammar School Company of the 4th Gordons he was mobilized on the outbreak of war. He went to France with his unit and rose to the rank of Sergeant. In August 1915, while still abroad, he was commissioned to the Seaforths and proved himself an ideal soldier and officer. He was killed in action on the Somme, 1 July 1916.

Date of Death: 01 July 1916

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 C.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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