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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: The Royal Technical College, Strathclyde University Reply with quote

Strathclyde University, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ

UKNIWM: Not Listed
OS Grid Ref: NS 596654



The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796 when John Anderson, Professor of Natural Philosophy at Glasgow University, left instructions in his will for 'a place of useful learning' - a university open to everyone. His vision was realised when Anderson's University opened later the same year. The University developed rapidly and, by the 1890s, had become a major technological institution with a wide reputation for research and learning. This success meant that money was needed for a new building. After a fundraising campaign by the governors, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College Building - now the Royal College Building - was opened in George Street. In 1964, the enlarged Royal College was granted the Royal Charter and became the University of Strathclyde.
http://www.strath.ac.uk

The Royal Technical College (antecedent of Strathclyde University) War Memorial to students and members of the College killed in the Great War 1914 – 1918.
The Memorial is located in the entrance hall of the Royal College Building, George Street.





The memorial is inscribed as follows:

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

TO THE MEMORY OF THE STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF THIS COLLEGE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

REDEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 -1945

The Roll of Honour for Sacrifice and Service in the Great War is held in Strathclyde University Archives.
The following photographs, taken from the Roll of Honour, are reproduced with permission of Strathclyde University Archives.



The front cover was designed by Campbell Mackie and hand tooled by Frederick W. Beattie in 1922.
The circular medallion shows the University emblem and around the emblem it is inscribed The Royal Technical College Glasgow 1796 - Mente Et Manu (Knowledge by hand and mind)



Associates of the College whose names appear in the following lists are indicated by an asterisk (*)
Officials and members of the Staff are indicated by an obelisk (†)












I would like to thank Ann Cameron, Archivist Strathclyde University, for all her assistance.

John Houston


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John

That's a great addition to the forum and a lot of names. I'm sure I've seen this man's name before but can't find it yet.

BRUNTON, HEREWARD
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 17th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William N. Brunton, of 15, Regent Terrace, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

I also saw another French soldier and the first time I've seen a Russian soldier commemorated by a Scottish war memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An unusual name for one of the sailors

ELLIS, ANWYL
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Motor Boat Reserve
Age: 36
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Additional information: Son of David and Catherine Ellis, of "Birchtor," Strathblane Rd., Milngavie, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: POOLEWE OLD BURIAL GROUND
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FAWCETT, LEOPOLD GEORGE FREDERIC
Initials: L G F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Additional information: Son of Lt. Col. J. Malcolm Fawcett and the Hon. Mrs. Caroline Fawcett, of Peckleton House, Hinckley, Leicestershire. Born at Scaleby Castle, Cumberland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M. 84.
Cemetery: BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, ISRAEL.

Captain Fawcett is also commemorated in St Silas Anglican Church in Glasgow. See here
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another unusual name caught my eye

WITHY, BASIL
Initials: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 18th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 02/07/1916
Additional information: Son of Henry and the late Mary Forrest Withy, of Brantford House, West Hartlepool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 47.
Cemetery: LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE

Lt Withy is also commemorated on the Hartlepool War Memorial

http://www.wigginton-york.co.uk/Hartlepool/hartlepo.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This man's unit caught my eye, 14th Bn Royal Scots. CWGC and SNWM both list him as 12th Bn. The 14th Bn was originall raised as a service battalion in K4 but was converted to a reserve battalion. Private Dobbie would then have gone to the front to serve in the 12th Bn.

DOBBIE, H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 12/04/1917
Service No: 18498
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 31.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX

DOBBIE, Hamilton
Service Number 18498
Date Death 12/04/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Muiravonside Stirlingshire
Other 12th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

He is also listed on the Avonbridge & Crosscroes War Memorial and the Muiravonside & District War Memorial under the Crosscroes & Avonbridge section, where he is also listed as Lance Corporal
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another man with no obvious Glasgow connections. One of 1017 men lost at Jutland when the "Indefatigable" was sunk by German battlecruiser HIGMS "Von der Tann"

TANNER, CHARLES PHILIP
Initials: C P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Engineer Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Indefatigable"
Age: 22
Date of Death: 31/05/1916
Additional information: Son of the late Rev. George Alfred Tanner and of Mrs. Josephine Elizabeth Tanner, of Ebor House, Godwin Rd., Hastings. Born at Cold Overton Rectory, Leics. B.Sc.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scanning the list, there are a least 3 names linked to the "Princess Irene"
From: http://www.gwpda.org/naval/pirene.htm

At about 11.14 on the morning of 27th May 1915, Sheerness witnessed the destruction of the minelayer HMS Princess Irene which was on No.28 buoy about 3 miles WSW from the town centre. The ship had been built in Dumbarton, Scotland in the previous year to the order of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company but was requisitioned and converted for Naval use before she could sail to the Pacific. The Princess Irene had a complement of 225 officers and men, three of whom were ashore that morning as the mines were being primed on the ship's two mine decks. Also on board were a party of 80 or so Petty Officers from Chatham in addition to 76 Sheerness Dockyard workers who were completing tasks prior to the ship's planned departure to lay her mines on 29th May.

Without warning, the ship was blown to pieces and her remains, and the remains of those on board, were scattered over a wide area of the surrounding river and countryside. One of the Chatham Dockyard workers, David Wills, amazingly survived the explosion but few bodies were found. Those that were located were buried in Woodlands Cemetery in Gillingham. A memorial to those lost in both this and the Bulwark disaster is situated opposite Sheerness Railway Station.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just one of the KOSB's listed is a "Borderer"

Name: DOUGLAS, ROBERT
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 42
Date of Death: 15/7/1915
Awards: Mentioned in Dispatches
Additional Information: Son of John Douglas of Lockerbie Hill, Lockerbie; husband of Catherine Scott Douglas of 72 Falcon Avenue, Edinburgh.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Listed on the Lockerbie WW1 Memorial.
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NEWBIGGING, ALEXANDER TWEEDIE.
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:03/05/1917
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers 3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Panel Reference:Bay 5.
Memorial:ARRAS MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Elizabeth Newbigging, of 12, Windsor Circus, Glasgow, and the late John Newbigging.

Born 1897 in Dumfries and educated at the Academy. Commissioned in March 1915 and went to France in April 1916.
Named on the Burgh and Academy War Memorials.
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Eugène Bourdon was a major in the French Army who was killed in action on 1st July 1916 in the French sector of the Battle of the Somme.

He is also listed on the Glasgow Art Club memorial where there is more information on him in our thread on the memorial, and the Glasgow Schgool of Art Roll of Honour.

Frank J. Shepherd BSc - Woolwich Arsenal, died in South Africa in 1917 after going there to to recuperate after his health failed.

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic9202.html

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Douglas Campbell Young - age 29 - Lieutenant: 4th Lowland (Howitzer) Brigade, 52nd Division, Royal Field Artillery.
Douglas was educated at the Collegiate School, Queen's Park, at Allan Glen's School and the Royal Technical College in Glasgow before he became the Assistant Manager in is father's chemical manufacturing company. He had served with the Dunbartonshire Mounted Rifle Volunteers and was commissioned in October 1914. He was promoted to Lieutenant with the 52nd Division Ammunition Column in Egypt in May 1915 before rejoining the 4th Brigade at Gallipoli where he contracted dysentery. He was evacuated to the 21st General Hospital in Alexandria where he died.
Born 1886 at Blairlogie, Perthshire. Son of Robert and Esther Margaret (Campbell) Young, of Hamilton Drive, Glasgow and of Castlehill, Rockcliffe, Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Died on Active Service on 18 September 1915 and buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Allan Glen's School Roll of Honour and on the Colvend Parish War Memorial.
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William John Barr Sgt S/5321 10th Gordon Highlanders b Kilmarnock, Ayr e Stirling Age 21 Died of Wounds F&F 21/09/1915 Son of John Barr, of Dalmorglen Park, Stirling. Soldiers Effects. Soldiers Wills 4 Pages. Fouquieres Churchyard Extension Fr 0109 Plot I Grave 15 Stirling Observer 03-05-15 Page 3 & 28-09-15 P8: Photo Dundee Courier 28-09-15 Page 3 Dundee Evening Telegraph 27-09-15 Page 3 Aberdeen Weekly Journal 31-05-18 Page 5: Photo Stirling & The Royal Technical College, Strathclyde University
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John Henderson-Begg Capt 4th Gordon Highlanders b Greenock 19/10/1890 Age 30 Killed in Action F & F 23/04/1916 Son of Sheriff John Henderson-Begg, Advocate & Sheriff Substitute, 15 Albyn Terr; Aberdeen. 1891 Census: 48 Union St; Greenock. 1901 Census: 3 Queens Gardens; Aberdeen. Mother Rosetta C Begg. Aberdeen Grammar School. Probate Will Date: 9 Mar 1917: Reis, Pitfodels, Peterculter: to Dorothy Spinks. Thiepval Memorial M. R. 21 Pier 15B & 15C AJ 31-07-16 AWJ 04-08-16 P2 EE 31-7-16 P2 Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer 07-08-16 Page 3 Grammar & Greenock & The Royal Technical College, Strathclyde University
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Robert Colin Christison Lt 10th Gordon Highlanders b France Age 24 Killed in Action F & F 25/09/1915 Son of Mrs George Christison, 2 Kelvinside Gdns; Glasgow. Father Occ: Engineering Manager. Mother Isabel Munro. 1891 Census: 2 Carlyle Terr; Maryhill, Barony. B1891. 3mo old. Educated Hillhead High School and Glasgow Academy. Glasgow University he graduated B.Sc. Glasgow City Roll of Honour. 1891 Census: 2 Carlyle Terr; Maryhill, Barony. Father's Occ Engineering Manager. Officers Book page 166. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Glasgow Uni Engineering & The Royal Technical College, Strathclyde University
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