Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Larg, Alexander

Rank: Cadet

Regiment: Artists' Rifles

Biography: Son of Peter Larg, music-seller ; born Aberdeen, 21 April 89 ; educated at Ferryhill Public School and Robert Gordon's College; for some time employed with Messrs. Leslie & Co., Shipping Agents, Aberdeen. He matriculated in October 1912, gained a high position in the Bursary Competition, and graduated M.A. in 1915 with First Class Honours in modern languages. In November of the same year he enlisted as a cadet in the Artists' Rifles but was discharged in 1917, having broken down under training, and took up teaching in modern languages in on 2 May 1918. the City of London College. He died on 13 May 1918 from the effects of illness contracted on service. An indefatigable scholar, Alexander Larg had acquired a wide range of knowledge of the literature and languages of Europe and gave promise of a fruitful career. At the time of his death he was preparing a thesis for the London M.A.

Date of Death: 13 May 1918

Burial Details: Buried at Great Northern Cemetery, East Barnet, Herts, Section L, Grave 930.

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

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