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OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS.
(Medical Unit.) The Army Council having accepted the offer of the University Court to furnish a Contingent to the Senior Division Officers Training Corps, consisting of one section of a Field Ambulance, a Committee of Military Education in the University was formed in 1912. The Committee consists of, The Principal, Sir John Fleming, LL.D. (Vice-Chairman of the City of Aberdeen Territorial Force Association), the Rev. James Smith, V.D., M.A., B.D., and Mr. J. Scott Riddell, M.V.O., M.B., C.M., from the University Court; Professors Trail, Reid, and Shennan from the Senatus; and Captain George A. Williamson, M.A., M.D., and Captain John P. Kinloch, M.D., members ex officio. This Committee ad. ministers the finances of the Contingent.
The Contingent consists of (a) Matriculated Students of the University studying, or proceeding to study, medicine; and (b) Graduates or non-members of the University desirous of gaining the Certificates of Proficiency obtainable in the O.T.C ; along with Honorary members nominated by the Committee.
Members are required to sign upon enrolment a contract of service for two years; and each member pays a deposit of 10s. which shall be returnable to him on the termination of his service, and on settlement of all outstanding claims against him.
Members are enrolled at the beginning of each term, but members having no previous Territorial Force or Officers Training Corps Service should enrol at the opening of the Winter Session. The Rules of the Contingent may be consulted in the Orderly Room at any time.
For further particulars apply to Captain Williamson, M.D., or Captain Kinloch, M.D., Orderly Room, Marischal College.
SUMMARY OF ROLL OF MEMBERS OF THE
UNIVERSITY ON NAVAL AND MILITARY SER-
1. Members of the Staff not Graduates of this University .
Royal Navy-Medical Service (incl. 4 civilians)
R.A.M.C., incl. S.R.O. and Tempy.
Total of Graduates Commissioned
Volunteers (very imperfect list)
521 204 203 49 16 13
2 41 12
4 54 1
Total of Graduates on Service
III. Alumni (Non-Graduates) Commd.
Serving in the Ranks
Total of Alumni on Service
Serving in the Ranks
Total of Members of Univ. and Alumni on Service
Total on Service
2487 The Honours gained by Members of the University during the war are as follows: K C.M.G.-1; C.B.—4; C.M.G.-8; C.V.0.–1; D.S.O.--24 ; Military Cross—49; Albert Medal—1; Distinguished Conduct Medal—1; Military Medal—2; Foreign Decorations-10; while 85 have been men. tioned in despatches, and 12 others have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with the war.
The Roll of the Fallen given below numbers 187. Six others are missing, and fourteen are prisoners of war.
Jn Menioriam. The following is the list of graduates, alumni, and students who have fallen in the present war between August 1914 and August 1917. Where no year is added to a student's stage in the curriculum of his faculty 191314 is to be understood.
Service, West African Medical Staff, attached to troops on
M.B., Ch.B., '01 Maj. Alexander Kirkland Robb, 2nd Durham Light Infantry, died of wounds received in action, France, 20 September.
Matr. Student, '89
1915. Surgeon William Mellis Mearns, Royal Navy, sank with H.M.S. “ Formidable," 1 Jan., aged 31.
M.B., Ch.B., '08 Lieut.-Col. William Henry Gray, Indian Medical Service, died on recall to Service, 14 January, aged 52.
M.B., Ch.B., '86 * These are all undergraduate students ; among the graduates numbered above there are at least 35 who
have still to complete second courses of study.
Lieut. Angus Forsyth Legge, attached Singapore Volunteer
Corps, killed in the Singapore Mutiny, 16 February, aged
M.B, Ch.B., '12 2nd Lieut. Lewis Neil Griffith Ramsay, 2nd Gordon Hrs., killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, 21 March, aged 25.
M.A., 1911; B.Sc. (with special distinction in Botany), '12 Lance -Corpl. Edward Watt, 4th Seaforth Hrs., died 22 March,
of wounds received in action at Neuve Chapelle, 10 March,
B.Sc. (Agr.), '14
1st Sci. Sergt. Alexander Skinner, 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action in Flanders, 22 April, aged 31.
Teacher in Dumbarton ; Arts and Sci. Stud., '09-'11 Sergt. Victor Charles MacRae, D (late U) Coy, 4th Gordon Hrs.,
killed in Flanders, when attempting to remove a wounded
comrade, 28 April, aged 23. M.A., 1st Class Hons. in Classics, '14 Corpl. Keith Mackay, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs., died 28
April, in a Casualty Clearing Station, France, of wounds
received in action, 20 March, aged 20. 2ud Arts & 1st Med.; M.A.,'15 Private Alexander Mitchell, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs.,
died 28 April, in a Field Hosp., France, of wounds received
2nd Arts Lieut. Geoffrey Gordon, S.R.O., attd 12th Lancers, killed in action in Flanders, 30 April.
I.C.S. ; M.A., Hons. Maths., '03 Private John Forbes Knowles, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 5 May, aged 24.
United Free Church Div. Student; M.A., '12 Private David Wood Crichton, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs.,
killed in action, Flanders, 7 May, aged 18.
Coy. (formerly 4th Gordon Hrs.), died in a Field Hosp.,
2nd Arts Private Robert Hugh Middleton, Ď (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 1 June, aged 22.
3rd Arts Private Marianus Alex. Cumming, 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in
action, Fianders, 13 June, aged 23. Teacher, Kemnay; M.A., '12 Lieut. Wm. Leslie Scott, 5th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 16 June, aged 22.
3rd Med. L.-Corpl. Andrew Thomson Fowlie, 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 16 June, aged 26.
Un. Dipl. Agr., '09 Private James Clapperton Forbes, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 16 June, aged 20
3rd Agr. Private James Whyte, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs., died of wounds received in action, 16 June, aged 21.
2nd Arts Private Robert Patrick Gordon, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 17 June, aged 19.
2nd Arts Private George McSween, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 16 June, aged 23.
Aberdeen Training Centre.
Private Harry Lyon, 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 17 June, aged 22.
2nd Arts L.-Sergt. Alex. David Duncan, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs.,
died of wounds received in action, 16 or 17 June, aged 21. M.A., '14 L.-Corpl. Murdo MacIver, D (late U) Coy. 4th Gordon Hrs.,
killed in action, Flanders, 19 June, aged 20. Lance-Corpl. James Cruickshank, 1st Gordon Hrs., died of wounds, Flanders, July.
1st Arts ; 3rd Bursar, '14 Sergt. (of Bombers) Alexander Allardyce, 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 20 July, aged 30.
M.A. '04; B.L. Sergt. John McLean Thomson, 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action in Flanders, 22 July, aged 26.
United Free Church Div. Student; M.A., '11 Capt. Arthur Kellas, 89th Field Ambulance, killed in action on the Dardanelles, 6 August, aged 31.
M.B., '06 ? Douglas Jamieson, 8th Australian Light Horse, killed in action on the Dardanelles, 7 August.
Former Agr. Stud. 2nd Lieut. Frederick Alexander Rose, 4th Gordon Hrs., killed in action in Flanders, 10 August, aged 25.
M.A., 1st Hons. Eng., '11; B.A., Oxon. Sergt. George Cameron Auchinachie, 1st Gordon Hrs., killed in
Flanders, 23 August, aged 24; by bursting of a shell; previously thrice wounded.
Med. Student, '10-'13 Private Alexander John Fowlie, 13th Infantry Batt., Australian
Imperial Force, killed in action on the Dardanelles, August,
M.A. '11 Lieut.-Col. John Ellison Macqueen, commanding 6th Gordon
Hrs., killed in action about Loos, Flanders, 25 September,
Law Student, '91-'95 Lieut. Alex. Rennie Henderson, 4th Gordon Hrs., reported
wounded and missing after action near Hooge, Flanders,
Teacher; M.A., '11. Lieut. Frederick Charles Stephen, 6th Gordon Hrs., killed in action about Loos, Flanders, 25 September, aged 29.
M.A., 1st Hons. Maths., '09 2nd Lieut. George Macbeth Calder, 8th Gordon Hrs. (previously
Sergt. U Coy.), killed in action about Loos, Flanders,
2nd Med., M.A., '15 2nd Lieut. Ian Catto Fraser, 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Hrs., killed in action, Flanders, 25 September, aged 20.
1st Arts 2nd Lieut. William Robert Kennedy, 4th Seaforth Hrs., (pre.
viously U Coy. 4th Gordons), killed in action in Flanders,
1st Med., '14-'15 2nd Lieut. George Low, 4th Gordon Hrs. (previously Sergt.
Major U Coy.), missing after action near Hooge, Flanders,
Teacher; M.A., 1st Hons. Classics, '14 2nd Lieut. John Cook Macpherson, 1st Gordon Hrs., died of
wounds received in action about Hooge, Flanders, 25 Sep-
M.A., '10; LL.B.