Irvine, Edward White
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Biography: Son of Rev. John A. Irvine, Aberdeen ; born Liverpool, 30 September 1897 ; educated Aberdeen Grammar School ; student in Medicine, 1915-16. Irvine served with the Aberdeen University O.T.C. from 1915 -16, and with the Edinburgh University O.T.C. from 1916-17 ; he was commissioned in the R.F.A., June 1917, gained special distinction in signalling, and proceeded to France early in the following year. His military career was all too short, for after seven weeks in France he fell near Morcourt-sur-Somme, at the head of his guns, leading them into action, 27 March 1918. During all the previous seven days of almost continuous fighting his cheerful courage had never failed. Summing up his character one who knew him well wrote : "He was a son to be proud of, a friend to be loved, a man to be respected and a soldier worthy of the highest praise."
Date of Death: 27 March 1918
Burial Details: Name recorded on the Arras Memorial, Panel 1, Column 13.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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