Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

McGregor, Charles

Rank: Company Q.M. Sergeant

Regiment: 10th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of John McGregor ; born Aberdeen, 28 June 1873. Educated Commerce Street Public School and Robert Gordon's College ; pupil teacher, Commerce Street Public School ; entered the Church of Scotland Training College, 1892, having gained the sixth place at the Queen's Scholarship Examination. Concurrently with attendance there, took the Arts course at the University, graduated M.A., 1896, with First Class Honours in Mathematics, winning the Boxill Prize. Became Mathematical Master in Airdrie Academy ; joined the staff of his former Training College, 1897 ; on the formation of the Training Centre in 1907, was appointed principal Master of Method. On the outbreak of war McGregor, although then over forty, joined Kitchener's Army, and entered the 10th Battalion Gordon Highlanders as a Private. After training he left in July 1915 for the Western Front with the rank of Sergeant, and soon rose to be Company Quartermaster-Sergeant. Wounded on the last day of April he was taken to hospital in Calais where he died, 14 May 1916. A man of great charm of manner, sterling character, and intellectual gifts of no mean order, Charles McGregor has won a sure place for his memory in the hearts of hundreds of students and a wide circle of friends and fellow-citizens. A posthumous work, based on the lectures prepared for his classes, and issued for private circulation, is marked by close study, clear thinking, and an attractive style of presentation, and is evidence that, had he been spared, the author might have made fresh and valuable contributions to current educational theory and practice.

Date of Death: 14 May 1916

Burial Details: Buried at Calais Southern Cemetery, Plot C, Row 4, Grave 10.

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

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