Horne, Alexander Robertson
Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Biography: Son of Alexander B. Home, druggist ; born Aberdeen, 22 June 1887 ; educated Ashley Road Public School and Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; Bronze Medallist, Gordon 's College, 1901 ; graduated M. A., 1909. For five and a half years he taught as an assistant master in Peterhead Academy, then at the Middle School, Aberdeen, and later at Bishopbriggs and Chryston Schools, Glasgow. During his University days Home was an enthusiastic member of the Gordons. In July 1916 he rejoined his old regiment, and in October of that year went to France. Towards the end of December he was wounded and sent to England, where he died in Duston Military Hospital on 22 January 1917. There are few men whose place in their profession would be more difficult to fill. To Horne teaching was something more than a profession, education was a high ideal and the study of child nature a worthy life's work. From his schooldays onwards he was thorough, painstaking and methodical to a most unusual degree, whilst his cheery wit and his unfailing good nature and kindliness endeared him to a large circle.
Date of Death: 22 January 1917
Burial Details: Buried at Allenvale Cemetery, Aberdeen, C. 69
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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