Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Calder, George Macbeth

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Biography: Son of George M. Calder, inspector of poor, Edinkillie. Born Edinkillie, Morayshire, 29 May 1891. After an elementary education at Logie School, he attended Gordon's College, Aberdeen, where he distinguished himself both as a student and as an athlete. Entering the University in 1910, he not only completed an Arts course in which he showed special aptitude for languages, both Classical and Modern, but also studied Medicine, 1912-14. He was a well-known figure in the social life of the University, and his popularity is evidenced by the fact that each year of his University course he was elected a Member of the S.R.C. In 1911 he joined "U" Company, 4th Gordons, and was shortly afterwards promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Mobilized at the outbreak of war, after training at Bedford, he proceeded overseas with his regiment in February 1915. In March 1915 he was commissioned to the 8th Seaforths, and embarked again for France in July 1915. His death, on 25 September 1915 at the battle of Loos, cut short a life marked by rare ability and rich promise.

Date of Death: 25 September 1915

Burial Details: Buried at Dud Comer Cemetery, Loos, Plot 5, Row H, Grave 1.

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

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