Additional Resources

Additional Resources
Medals Awarded in First World War

Medals, Orders and Decorations Awarded in the First World War

G.C.M.G. (Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George) 1
K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath) 1
K.C.M.G. (Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George) 2
K.C.V.O. (Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order) 1
K.B.E. (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ) 5
Kt. Bachelor (Knight Bachelor) 1
C.B. (Companion of the Order of the Bath) 10
C.M.G. (Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George) 18
C.V.O. (Commander of the Royal Victorian Order) 1
C.B.E. (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ) 10
D.S.O. (Distinguished Service Order) 51
Bar to D.S.O. (Distinguished Service Order) 4
O.B.E. (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ) 50
M.B.E. (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) 20
Distinguished Service Cross 2
Military Cross 190
Bar to Military Cross 22
Distinguished Flying Cross 2
Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England, Knight of Grace 4
Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England, Associate 5
Distinguished Conduct Medal 4
Military Medal 27
Bar to Military Medal 1
Meritorious Service Medal 2
Mentioned in Dispatches 501
Name brought to notice for valuable services 38
Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals 93
  1066
Staff who served in First World War

Staff of the University of Aberdeen who served in the First World War

Please note these individuals are included in the Roll of Honour but are listed here again as an additional information resource.

Chancellor, Rector and Principal

  • THE EARL OF ELGIN AND KINCARDINE
    K.G., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E. King's Body Guard for Scotland; President, Fife Territorial Force Association. Chancellor, 1914-1917.
  • THE DUKE OF RICHMOND AND GORDON
    K.G., G.C.V.O., C.B. (Military), Honorary Colonel (late Colonel Commanding), 3rd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment; Lord Lieutenant of Elgin and Banff; President, Territorial Force Associations. Chancellor, 1917- .
  • WINSTON LEONARD SPENCER CHURCHILL
    P.C.; First Lord of the Admiralty, 1911-1915. Rector, 1914-1918.
  • VISCOUNT COWDRAY
    Rector, 1918- .
  • SIR GEORGE ADAM SMITH
    M.A., D.D., LL.D., Litt.D., F.B.A. Honorary Chaplain, Territorial Force, 1st Class, with rank of Colonel, A.U.O.T.C. (Medical Contingent), 1916-1919. Final rank, Chaplain, 1st Class. War work - On the invitation of Sir Douglas Haig gave addresses to Scottish Troops, Bases and Front, France, October 1916. On the invitation of the National Committee of the United States (Government Department of Public Instruction) and of the Foreign Office, London, addressed 127 Public Meetings and Conferences on the moral aims of the Allies in 39 cities of the United States, April-July 1918. Principal and Vice-Chancellor, 1909-1935.

Members of the University Court

  • SIR JAMES TAGGART
    Lord Provost, K.B.E., LL.D. President, City of Aberdeen Territorial Force Association, Member, Aberdeen Military Train­ing Association (later City of Aberdeen Volunteer Regiment).
  • SIR JOHN FLEMING
    D.L., LL.D. National Reserve; Vice-Chairman, City of Aberdeen Territorial Force Association.
  • RIDDELL, JOHN SCOTT
    M.V.O., C.B.E., M.A., M.B., LL.D. Lieutenant-Colonel, R.A.M.C. and Officer Commanding, Aberdeen Companies R.A.M.C. First Administrative Medical Officer Highland Division (T.F.), 1908-1912. Mobilized as Colonel, Army Medical Services (T.F.). Retired Red Cross Commissioner, N.E. District of Scotland; Member of Council and of War Executive Scottish Branch, British Red Cross Society; Officer in command of Auxiliary Hospitals in North of Scotland; Surgeon in command of Naval Wards, Aberdeen. Appointed by Admiralty, Consulting-Surgeon, R.N. Area, Montrose to Elgin, 1915-1919. Member, University Military Education Committee and Joint Institutional Committee for Scotland; Honorary M.O., Orthopaedic Annexe, Aberdeen. M.V.O., 1905. T.D., 1910. C.B.E., 1918. Knight of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England, 1918.
  • SMITH, JAMES
    T.D., M.A., B.D. Chaplain, R.A.M.C. (Volunteer later Territorial), 1889. Mobilized, August 1914. Attached to the 1st Scottish General Hospital. Home service, 1914-1919. Final rank, Chaplain (Colonel). Thanked by Secre­tary of State for valuable services, March 1918. War work - Recruiting (4th Gordon Highlanders, 157th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery). Member, County of Aberdeen Territorial Force Association, University Military Education Committee; Honorary Chaplain, 1st Cadet Battalion 4th Gordon Highlanders.
  • STEWART, WILLIAM A.
    M.B.E. City Treasurer, Member, City of Aberdeen Tribunal.

Professors

  • BAILLIE, JAMES BLACK
    O.B.E., M.A., D.Phil. (Edin.). Professor of Moral Philosophy. War work - Admiralty War Staff Intelligence Department (Geography Section), London, 1915-1917; Ministry of Labour - Chief Industrial Commissioner's Department (Arbitrator and Conciliator in Industrial Disputes), U.K., 1917-1919. O.B.E., January 1919.
  • CASH, JOHN THEODORE
    M.D., LL.D. (Ed.), F.R.S. Professor of Materia Medica. Organiser, Chairman and Treasurer, University War Work Party, 1915-1919. Member, City of Aberdeen Volunteer Regiment (later 1st Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders), 1917- .
  • GRIERSON, HERBERT JOHN CLIFFORD 
    Professor of English, 1894-1915. War work - Lecturing, Havre, February 1917.
  • HAY, MATTHEW
    M.D. (Ed.), M.A., LL.D. Professor of Forensic Medicine. Lieutenant-Colonel, R.A.M.C., Sanitary Service, 1909. War work - Referee, Military Sanitary Services, Aberdeen and Abroad, 1914-1919.
  • HENDRICK, JAMES
    B.Sc. Professor of Agriculture. Enlisted, Aberdeen Military Training Association (later 1st Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders), November 1914. Home service, 4½ years. War work - Scientific Assistance in Agricultural and Chemical matters to Government Departments. (1) Board of Agriculture, Scotland; (2) Ministry of Food (Live Stock Department); Ministry of Labour (Appointments Department), Aberdeen, 1915- .
  • MACDONALD, HECTOR MUNRO
    O.B.E., M.A., F.R.S. Professor of Mathematics. War work - Administrative, Ministry of Munitions, later Ministry of Labour, 1916-1919. Member, University Military Education Committee. O.B.E., June 1918.
  • McKERRON, ROBERT GORDON
    M.A., M.D. Professor of Midwifery. Joined R.A.M.C., 1908. Mobilized Major, August 1914. Attached to the 1st Scottish General Hospital, 1914-1919. Final rank, Major.
  • MACKINTOSH, ASHLEY WATSON
    M.A., M.D. Professor of Medicine. Lieutenant, Volunteer Medical Staff Corps, December 1898, which became R.A.M.C. (T.F.), 1908; resigned (as Major), 1910; re-joined, 1911. Mobilized Lieutenant-Colonel, 5 August 1914. Attached to the 1st Scottish General Hospital. Served - Home, 1914-1917, 1917-1919; France, attached to the 58th (Scottish) General Hospital, Officer Commanding, Medical Division, July-October 1917. Appointed Consulting Physician to the Scottish Command. Final rank, Lieutenant-Colonel.
  • MARNOCH, JOHN
    C.V.O., M.A., M.B., CM. Professor of Surgery. Surgeon-Lieutenant, 1st Aberdeenshire Royal Garrison Artillery, 1895; transferred "a la suite" Officer, 1st Scottish General Hospital, 1909. Mobilized Lieutenant-Colonel, August 1914. M.O. i/c Special Military Section (Surgery of reconstruction), 1st Scottish General Hospital, with rank of Brevet-Colonel; Inspector of Tetanus, Northern Area. C.V.O., January 1915.
  • OGSTON, SIR ALEXANDER
    M.D., LL.D. Emeritus Professor of Surgery. Surgeon-in-Ordinary to late Queen Victoria in Scotland. Surgeon-in-Ordinary to H.M. the King in Scotland. Honorary Colonel, 1st Highland Division, R.A.M.C. (T.), 1 April 1908. Surgeon, Southall Auxiliary Military Hospital; British Eastern Auxiliary Hospital, Belgrade; War Emergency Committee; Surgeon, 1st British Ambulance Unit, Italy, 1914-17. K.C.V.O. Long service ribbon and star. Italian Army, Cavaliere dell’ Ordine delle Corona d’ltalia, 21 November 1918.
  • REID, ROBERT WILLIAM
    M.D., F.R.C.S. Professor of Anatomy. War work - Member, Military Education Committee, 1914.
  • SHENNAN, THEODORE
    M.D., F.R.C.S.E. Professor of Pathology. War work - Member, Scottish Medical Service Emergencies Committee (later Scottish Medical Tribunal); Member, Local War Committee, 1915-1919.
  • SODDY, FREDERICK
    M.A., F.R.S. Professor of Chemistry. War work - Preparation of Synthetic Drugs under Royal Society; confidential investigations for the Board of Invention and Research (Admiralty); Department of Explosive Supply; Marischal College, Aberdeen; duration of War.
  • TERRY, CHARLES SANFORD
    M.A. (Cantab.), Litt.D. Professor of History. War work - Re-organized S. and S. Families Association, 1914; on clerical staff of S.N.O., Aberdeen, 1915-16; lectured, France, Belgium, occupied zones Germany, 1918, 1919 ; edited Lord Jellicoe's Jutland Dispatches, 1916, and Sir Roger Keyes' on Ostend and Zeebrugge operations, 1919. British War Medal.
  • TRAIL, JAMES WILLIAM HELENUS
    M.A., M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S. Professor of Botany. War work – University Representative on City of Aberdeen Territorial Force Association; Member, Military Education Committee, 1914- . Died, 18 September 1919.

University lecturers and Assistants

  • CAMPBELL, FRANCIS ERNEST ARCHER
    O.B.E., M.A. (T.C.D.), Ph.D. Lecturer in English Language. Bristol University O.T.C., 1911-1912. Volunteered, August 1914, 1915. 2nd Lieutenant, Special List, Staff Censor's Department, 1 January 1916; attached to the Deputy Chief Field Censor's Staff, Adjutant General Staff, Prisoners of War Section. Served - France, January 1916-May 1919. Final rank, Major (regular commission), 1920. O.B.E. (Mil), May 1919. Two mentions, 1917, 1919.
  • CROLL, WILLIAM FLETT
    M.A., M.D. University Assistant, Materia Medica. Joined R.A.M.C., Home Hospital Reserve, 1911. Mobilized as Captain, August 1914. Attached to the Military Hospital, Aberdeen, 1914-1919. Final rank, Captain.
  • DESSEIGNET, JEAN JULES
    L.-es.-L., D.éS. University Assistant in French. Military Service, 1905. Mobilized as Private, 372nd Infantry Regiment, French Army, 1 August 1914. Promoted "Adjudant-Chef."; commissioned. Served—France, Serbia, Salonika, Constantinople (French Liaison Officer, British H.Q.), 4 August 1914-1919. Final rank, Lieutenant, Staff Interpreter.
  • DUGUID, JAMES
    M.A. Lecturer on Conveyancing. Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel. V.D., National Reserve. Chairman, Munitions Tribunal, Aberdeen, 1915. Died, 15 March 1917.
  • DUNCAN, GEORGE
    M.A. University Lecturer on International Law. Military Representative, Aberdeen City Tribunal, 1916-1918.
  • DUNCAN, GEORGE MELLIS
    M.B. University Assistant in Pathology. Commissioned, R.A.M.C. (T.), 1912. Mobilized, October 1914; attached to the 1st Scottish General Hospital. Home service, October 1914-March 1919. Final rank, Captain.
  • FALCONER, ARTHUR WELLESLEY
    D.S.O., C.B.E., M.D. University Assistant in Medicine. Captain, R.A.M.C., 1912. Served - Home, 1914-1916; Salonika, August 1916-December 1918. Final rank, Lieutenant-Colonel. D.S.O., 1918. C.B.E., 1919. Three mentions.
  • FENTON, EDWARD WYLLIE
    M.A., B.Sc. University Assistant in Botany. Commissioned, Royal Field Artillery (T.), July 1915; Home service, Chief Instructor, Signalling, Northern Command, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1915-1919. Final rank, Lieutenant.
  • FINDLAY, WILLIAM MAITLAND
    University Assistant in Agriculture. War work - Food Production Committee, Kincardineshire, 1917-1918.
  • FRASER, JOHN
    M.A. University Lecturer in Celtic and Comparative Philology. War work - Directorate of Military Intelligence, War Office, February 1916-September 1919.
  • GEDDES, ALEXANDER EBENEZER McLEAN
    O.B.E., M.A., D.Sc. University Assistant in Natural Philosophy. Lieutenant, General Infantry List, attached to the Royal Flying Corps, 4 June 1915; served with Royal Engineers, France, Belgium, June-October 1915, January 1916-March 1919; Home, 1915-1916. Final rank, Captain. O.B.E. (Mil.). Three mentions, April 1916, April 1918, and November 1918.
  • JACK, THOMAS
    M.A. (Glas.). University Assistant in Moral Philosophy, 1915-16. Glasgow University O.T.C. Enlisted, 2/3rd Lowland Field Company, Royal Engineers, January 1916; commissioned, 19 November 1916. Attached to the Cadet Company, 2/1st City of Edinburgh Field Company, 548 (Dundee) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Home, 1916-1918; N. Russian Expeditionary Force, June 1918-July 1919. Final rank, Lieutenant. Mentioned, 1919.
  • KINLOCH, JOHN PARLANE
    M.D. (Glas.). University Lecturer in Public Health. O.T.C. Glasgow High School. Lieutenant, R.A.M.C. (T.F.); attached to the A.U.O.T.C, 1914-1918; 22 Mobile Hygiene Laboratory, France, July-December 1918. Final rank, Captain. Two mentions, September 1917, September 1919.
  • LAING, BERTRAM MITCHELL
    M.A. University Assistant in Logic. Private, 11th Gordon Highlanders, 27 June 1916; 3rd Gordon Highlanders; commissioned, 8th Black Watch, 26 April 1917. Served - Home, 1916-1917; France, June 1917-November 1918; Germany (Army of Occupation), December 1918-August 1919. Final rank, Lieutenant. Military Cross, October 1918. Mentioned, April 1918.
  • LARG, DAVID GLASS
    M.A. University Assistant in French, 1915-1916. Private, London Scottish, April 1916. Served with Royal Engineers; 5th Intelligence Corps Company, 5th Army. Home, 1916; France, August 1916-February 1919. Final rank, Lance Corporal.
  • LEES, JOHN
    M.A. (Edin.), D.Litt. (Edin.). University Lecturer in German. Member, Aberdeen Military Training Association (later 1st Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders). War work - Munitions, 1915- . Died, 31 May 1920.
  • MACDONALD, RANALD
    B.Sc. (Agr.). University Assistant in Zoology. 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Gordon Highlanders, 18 August 1915. Served - Home, France. Severely wounded, Arras, 1917. Final rank, Captain. War work - Ministry of Food (Livestock section), 8 months.
  • McINTYRE, JAMES LEWIS
    O.B.E., M.A., D.Sc. (Edin.). University Lecturer in Comparative Psychology. War work - Member of Executive Committee, Aberdeenshire Branch, British Red Cross Society; County Director, 1917- ; Military Training Association (later 1st Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders), Food Production, 1914-1919. O.B.E., 1920. Mentioned, 1919.
  • MASSON, ROBERT PEARSON
    M.A., B.L., LL.B. University Assistant in Law. Private, 3rd (Reserve) Gordon Highlanders, February 1916. Commissioned, 30 May 1917. Served with 1st, 2nd, Gordon Highlanders. Home, 1916, 1917; France, Flanders, June-December 1916, 1917-1919. Final rank, Lieutenant.
  • MILLER, HUGH MORISON
    University Assistant in English, 1913-1915. Commissioned, 14th Battalion The Royal Scots, 8 February 1915; attached to the War Office, Intelligence Department, France. Served - Home, 1915-1917; France, 1917-1919. Final rank, Captain. Mentioned, December 1918.
  • MITCHELL, ALEXANDER
    M.A., M.B., Ch.M. University Assistant in Midwifery, 1912-1914. Commissioned, R.A.M.C, attached to the 1st Scottish General Hospital, 1912. Mobilized, August 1914. Served - Home, 1914-1919; France (attached to No. 11 Stationary Hospital), 1915. Final rank, Captain.
  • MURRAY, JAMES ROBERTSON
    M.B., M.D. University Assistant in Physiology, 1913-1915. Lieutenant, R.A.M.C., 23 February 1915. Served - Home, 16 months; France, 2 years 9 months. Final rank, Captain.
  • NEWLANDS, GEORGE
    M.A., B.Sc. University Assistant in Geology, 1911-1915. Rejected, 1915. War work - Chemist, H.M. Explosives Factory, Oldbury, 1915-1919.
  • PRATT, JAMES DAVIDSON
    O.B.E., M.A., B.Sc. University Assistant in Chemistry, 1914-1915. Private, 4th Gordon Highlanders (T.F.), 1908. Mobilized, 4 August 1914. Commissioned, 14 March 1915. Served - Home, 1914-1915; Flanders, February-October 1915; 3 times wounded, 1915. War work - Ministry of Munitions, War Office, 1916-1919. Final rank, Staff-Captain (W.O.). O.B.E., June 1919.
  • PROFEIT, WILLIAM JAMES
    M.A., B.Sc. (Agriculture). University Lecturer in Agriculture. Aberdeen Military Training Association (later 1st Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders), 1915-17.
  • RAE, GEORGE
    B.Sc. University Assistant in Mathematics, 1911-15. Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1915; 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1916. Served - Home, Belgium, 1916-17. Wounded.
  • SELBIE, WILLIAM PHILIP
    M.A. University Assistant in Greek, 1914-15. Private, Inns of Court O.T.C., 14 January 1915. Commissioned, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, 29 April 1915. Served - U.K., 1915-16, 1917, 1918; France, July 1916-May 1917, March-August 1918; Italy, December 1917-March 1918; Germany, 1919- . Final rank, Captain. Military Cross, August 1918.
  • SKENE, MACGREGOR
    D.Sc. University Assistant in Botany. Commissioned, Royal Field Artillery (T.), 4 September 1915. Attached to the 3/1st Highland Brigade; 5th (Reserve) Brigade; H.Q., Catterick Reserve Centre; 50 Divisional Ammunition Column. Served - Home, 1915-18; France, August 1918-August 1919. Final rank, Acting Captain.
  • STUART, GEORGE
    M.A., M.B. University Assistant in Anatomy, 1914. Captain, R.A.M.C. (T.F.), attached to the 1st Scottish General Hospital, 1914. Transferred to 52nd (Lowland) Division (T.), 1916; Bacteriologist in command of Hospitals, Port Said, Kantara, Jaffa; Staff-Major and Director, laboratories and quarantine, Haifa, 1919.
  • THOMSON, ARTHUR LANDSBOROUGH
    M.A., B.Sc. University Assistant in Zoology, 1914. U Company, 4th Gordon Highlanders, 1909-12. A.U.O.T.C., 1912-15. Commissioned, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 10 April 1915. Served - Home, 1915; France, October 1915-June 1916; Flanders, December 1916-September 1919. Final rank, Lieutenant-Colonel (Assistant-Quartermaster-General). O.B.E., June 1919. Two mentions, December 1918, July 1919.
  • WATT, ALEXANDER STUART
    B.Sc. (Agriculture). University Lecturer in Forest Botany and Zoology. Pioneer, Special Companies, Royal Engineers, 20 March 1916. Served - Home, 1916; France, April 1916-December 1918. Final rank, Corporal.
  • WILLIAMSON, GEORGE ALEXANDER
    M.A., M.D. University Lecturer in Tropical Medicine. Enlisted, Volunteer Medical Staff Corps, 1889. Officer Commanding, A.U.O.T.C. Commissioned, R.A.M.C. (T.), 1912. Mobilized, August 1914. Attached as Medical Officer in command of Officers' Hospital, Cairo; Senior Medical Officer, Prisoners of War Camp, Cyprus. Served—Home, 1914-15; Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Egypt, Cyprus, March 1915-February 1919. Final rank, Captain. Mentioned in despatches, 3 April 1918.

Researchers

  • CRANSTON, JOHN ARNOLD
    B.Sc. (Glasgow). Researcher in Chemistry. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 19 March 1915. Served with Royal Engineers (Special Brigade). Home, 1915, 1918-1919; France, October 1915-February 1918. Final rank, Captain.
  • HAIG, HAROLD AXEL
    M.B., B.Sc. (Lond.), M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. McRobert Research Fellow, 1913. Lieutenant, R.A.M.C., 31 January 1915; attached (as Bacteriologist and Pathologist), No.15, 21, 17, General Hospitals; Military Hospital, Ripon. Served - Alexandria, 1915-1919; Home, 1919-1920. Final rank, Captain.
  • MCQUEEN, JAMES MILROY
    M.A., B.Sc., M.B. Research Fellow in Pathology, 1914. Commissioned, R.A.M.C. (T.F.), 1914; attached to the 1st Scottish General Hospital. Mentioned (Mesopotamia), August 1917.
  • ORR, JOHN BOYD
    D.S.O., M.C., M.D. (Glas.). Researcher in Animal Nutrition. Lieutenant, R.A.M.C., October 1914. Served - Home (Sanitary Specialist), Woolwich, 1914-15; R.A.M.C. (Research work), 1918-19; France, M.O., 1st Sherwood Foresters, 1916-17; Surgeon, Royal Navy, attached to H.M.S. "Furious”, 1918. Final rank, Captain. Military Cross, 1916. D.S.O., 1917. Mentioned in despatches, 1917.

Library

  • ROBERTSON, CHARLOTTE
    Assistant Librarian, University Library. War work - Orderly, Scottish Women's Hospital, Salonika, 1916-17; Assistant Administrator (later Unit Administrator), Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps, Home, 1918-19.

Secretary and Office Staff

  • THOM, DONALDSON ROSE
    M.A., Secretary to the University. Member, Aberdeen Military Training Association (later City of Aberdeen Volunteer Regiment), 1914- . Died, 23 January 1920.
  • BUTCHART, HENRY JACKSON
    Secretary to the University (appointed 1920). Son of James S. Butchart; born Aberdeen, 12 April 1882. B.L. (dist.), 1905. Enlisted, M.I. Company, Queens Rifle Volunteer Brigade (Royal Scots), 1905; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Volunteer Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, 1907. Joined Scottish Horse. Mobilized, August 1914. Served with 2nd (R.) Regiment of Cavalry, Australian and New Zealand Light Horse and Mounted Rifles. Home, 1914-16; Egypt, Palestine, May 1916-March 1918; France, Belgium, April 1918-July 1919. Final rank, Major. D.S.O., 1918. Star of Roumania (Officer Class), 1919. Two mentions, January 1918, June 1918.
  • SCORGIE, NORMAN ANDERSON
    Born Aberdeen, 29 October 1895. B.L., 1919; Edmond Prize. Private, Army Service Corps, 24 August 1916. Served with 308th, 314th, Depot Unit of Supply; 1/129th D.C.O., Baluchis. Commissioned, 10 July 1918. Home, 1916; Mesopotamia, October 1916-July 1918; India (North West Frontier), July 1918-April 1919. Final rank, 2nd Lieutenant.
  • STEPHEN, GEORGE REITH
    Attested, 3 June 1916. Signaller, Royal Field Artillery, 19 January 1917; served with Royal Garrison Artillery. Home, 1917-18; France, Army of the Rhine, February 1918-September 1919. Final rank, Signaller.
  • TROUP, NORMAN ALLAN
    Enlisted, R.A.M.C. (T.F.), 30 November 1915. Served - Home, 1 year 4 months; Salonika, 1 year 8 months; Hospital, 6 months. Discharged. Final rank, Lance Corporal.

The Sacrist and Attendants

  • SPILLER, THOMAS
    Sacrist, Marischal College. Lieutenant and Quartermaster, 3/4th Gordon Highlanders, 31 March 1915. Home service, 1915-19. Final rank, Captain and Quartermaster.
  • BODDY, FREDERICK HENRY
    Steward, University Union. Private, Gordon Highlanders, 1890-1902. Re-enlisted, 2/4th Gordon Highlanders, 13 March 1915. Served - Home, 1915-19. Final rank, Sergeant.
  • DOWER, GEORGE
    Attendant, Agricultural Department. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, 13 August 1915. Served - Home, 23 months; France, 18 months. Final rank, Sergeant.
  • EUNSON, LEONARD HARVEY
    Attendant, Pathology Department. Trooper, Scottish Horse, March 1915; commissioned, 28 March 1917; attached to the 4th Gordon Highlanders. Served - Home, 1915-17; France, November 1917-March 1919. Final rank, Lieutenant. Military Cross, 1918.
  • MILNE, JOHN
    Attendant, Comparative Psychology and Education Department. Enlisted, R.A.M.C. (T.), 1913. Mobilized, August 1914. Attached to the 1st Scottish General Hospital, 43rd General Hospital. Served - Home, 1914-16; Salonika, August 1916-July 1919. Final rank, Sergeant.
  • MOIR, JAMES
    Attendant, Anatomy Department. Joined Aberdeenshire Volunteer Royal Garrison Artillery, 1895 (later North Scottish Royal Garrison Artillery (T.)). Mobilized, 4 August 1914. Served - Home, 1914-17; France, Belgium, 1917-18. Final rank, Sergeant.
  • NELSON, WILLIAM ALBERT
    Attendant, Pathology Department. Private, R.A.M.C., 1906. Mobilized, August 1914; served with No. 1 Field Ambulance, France, and assisted in Research work on Trench feet, 1914-18. Final rank, Sergeant.
  • ROBERTSON, GEORGE STRACHAN
    Attendant, Geology Department. Commissioned, 1st Highland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (T.), 29 July 1915. Served - Home, 1915-16, 1917-19; France, Belgium, 1½ years. Final rank, Lieutenant.
  • TAYLOR, ALEXANDER MURRAY
    Mechanical Assistant, Physiology Laboratory. Private, 12th Company, R.A.M.C., June 1917, Malaria Hospitals. Home service, 1917-19. Final rank, Private.
  • TAYLOR, JOHN GARDEN
    Attendant, Botany Department. Private, 4th Gordon Highlanders, 27 November 1914; 9th Cyclist Brigade, Signalling Section; 12th Royal Scots; 27th Brigade Signalling Section. Served - Home, 2 years 10 months; France, November 1915-March 1916; Belgium, Germany, April 1918-April 1919. Final rank, Private.
  • WOOD, HARRY A.
    Laboratory Assistant, Agricultural Department. Private, 3/4th Gordon Highlanders, 31 March 1915. Commissioned, 11th Gordon Highlanders, 7 October 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps. Served - Home, Belgium, Home, France, 1915-19. Military Cross, October 1918. Final rank, Acting Major.
Civilian Prisoners in First World War

Civilian prisoners of war from the University of Aberdeen

Please note these individuals are included in the Roll of Honour but are listed here again as an additional information resource.

  • DAVIES, GWILYM ANEURIN TUDOR
    M.A. (Oxon.), University Assistant in Humanity and Lecturer in Roman History. Civil Prisoner of War, Austria, duration of War.
  • GARDEN, ALEXANDER DAVIDSON
    Son of John Garden; born Aberdeen, 19 February 1894. Medicine, 1914. Civil Prisoner of War, Germany, 1914-18.
  • HAROLD, JOHN JAMES
    Son of George Harold; born Macduff, 30 May 1889. M.A., 1910. Civil Prisoner of War, Ruhleben, Germany, August 1914-November 1918.
  • HILL, ALFRED
    Son of George Hill; born Aberdeen, 9 January 1887. B.Sc. 1909; B.Sc. (Agriculture), 1911. Civil Prisoner of War. Interned Ruhleben, November 1914-November 1918.
  • SMITH, HENRY WATSON
    Son of Alexander H. Smith; born Aberdeen, 6 February 1879. M.B., 1901; M.D., 1912. Civil Prisoner of War, Turkey, duration of War.
  • WATT, HENRY JACKSON
    Son of James Watt; born Aberdeen, 18 July 1879. M.A. (I Ment.), 1900; D.Phil., 1912; Hutton Prize; Bain Medal; Fullerton Scholar; Carnegie Research Scholar; Ph.D., Wiirzburg (magna cum laude), 1904. Civil Prisoner of War, Germany, 1914-May 1915.
  • WHYTE, WILLIAM JOHN ARNOLD
    Son of William Whyte; born Aberdeen, 21 April 1892. M.A. (I Math.), 1912; Boxill, Greig, Prizes; Rennet Medal; Fullerton Scholar; B.A. (Camb.); First Class Math. Tripos, Part II Pass Schedule B, 1914; Scholar, Caius College. Cambridge University O.T.C. Civil Prisoner of War, Germany, August 1914, duration of War.