Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Badenoch, Rev. John

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Biography: Son of James Badenoch, auctioneer and valuator, Portsoy ; born Rathven, 18 March 1877 ; educated Portsoy Public School, Fordyce Academy, Aberdeen Grammar School and University ; graduated M.A. (III Math.), 1900. Thereafter he was teacher at Dornoch, Girvan and elsewhere. He resumed attendance at the University of Aberdeen in 1914, as a Divinity student, gained several class prizes and other distinctions, and received licence in April. In June 1914 with patriotic zeal, at the age of 39, he enlisted under the Derby Scheme in the R.A.M.C. After three months of training at Aldershot, he was sent to Mesopotamia, where he served with much credit and devotion. He died of heat-stroke on 1st July 1917. The Chaplain wrote of him : “He was beloved by all who knew him. . . . While engaged in his strenuous work in the R.A.M.C. he played the manly and Christian part . . . and finally crowned his ministry of service with the supreme sacrifice."

Date of Death: 01 July 1917

Burial Details: Buried at Basra War Cemetery, Plot 3, Row H, Grave 5.

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

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