Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Allardyce, Alexander

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of Rev. William Allardyce. Born Rothiemay, 22 November 1884; graduated M.A., 1 1904; B.L. (Dist.), 1907, being awarded the Edmond and Hunter prizes. He was a solicitor with Messrs. Hunter and Gordon, advocates, Aberdeen. As an undergraduate, he was a keen member of "U " Company, 1st V.B. Gordon Highlanders, and on mobilization at once rejoined his old Battalion, with which he went to France in February 1915. On 20 July he was killed in action at Hooge when leading a party of bombers. He was mentioned in dispatches, 30 November 1915. Socially Allardyce's was a most likeable personality; his qualities as a debater gave promise that he would make his mark in his profession, and at the Front "his name was known for deeds of bravery ".

Date of Death: 20 July 1915

Burial Details: Name inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 38, Column 4.

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

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