Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Low, George

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of William Low, baker. Born Dyce, 20 January 1892; educated Robert Gordon's College; entered the University in 1910 as 11th Bursar; graduated M.A. in 1914, with First Class Honours in, Classics, gaining the Dr. Black Prize in Latin. ''A student of sterling capacity and character'' is his Professor's testimony. At the outbreak of war he was a Sergeant in ''U'' Company, 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, and did much valuable work at Bedford as musketry instructor. Crossing to France with the Battalion in March 1915, he was shortly afterwards promoted Company Sergeant Major. In August 1915 he received his commission and came home on short leave. He was recalled to take part in the attack at Hooge, 25 September 1915, from which he did not return. He was last seen surrounded by the enemy, but fighting with the utmost determination. Few were more regretted, for his kindly good-nature commended him to all.

Date of Death: 25 September 1915

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 38, Column 3.

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

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