Hastings, James Smith
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Biography: Son of James Hastings, Cashier ; born Aberdeen, 28 August 1890 ; educated at Aberdeen Grammar School ; graduated M.A. in 1912. Subsequently he was engaged as a teacher at Cults Public School. He enlisted in the 2/4th Gordon Highlanders in 1914, soon attaining the rank of Sergeant, and at Ripon in 1916 was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion. While at the University he was a popular student and a fine hockey player, being a member of the Grammar School F.P.'s Club. He followed his course of military training with great enthusiasm and thoroughness, and it is matter for deep regret that he died suddenly just on its completion, on the eve of his departure for France. His death took place at Ripon, 25 June 1916, at the age of 25
Date of Death: 25 June 1916
Burial Details: Buried at Grove Cemetery, Aberdeen, Class 2, Grave 346.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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