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Lancashire Fusiliers (S.R.) in October 1914.
In May 191 5 he was sent to the Dardanelles.
Within a month he was reported missing after
an attack on the Turkish trenches. His death
on 4 June 191 5 was later officially confirmed.
Thus were cut off a character of uncompromising
honour and an intellect of exceptional keen-
Lance-Corporal, 4th Battalion Gordon
Highlanders ; son of
Marianus Gumming,
baker ; bom Strichen,
9 December 1891 ;
educated Maud H.G.
School and Gordon's
College ; took a high
place in the Bursary
competition ; graduated
M.A., 191 2 ; Assistant
Master at Kemnay.
He was considered, by
those who came in con-
tact with him profes-
sionally, as a teacher of promise much above
the average.
As a student, Cumming was an enthusiastic
volunteer, enlisted in "U" Company in 1910,
remaining a member after he left the University.
He was called up at the outbreak of war. After
training at Bedford he served in Flanders with
the Machine Gun Section, 4th Gordon High-
landers, till 13 June 19 15, when he fell in
Private, 4th Bat-
talion Gordon
Highlanders ; son of
Henry Lyon, manager,
Aberdeen ; born Aber-
deen, 2 February 1893 ;
educated Gordon's
College, and the Uni-
versity, where he ma-
triculated in 19 1 2. He
studied in Arts for two
years, with the intention
of proceeding to Medi-
cine. He was a stu-
dent of fine promise and also took a prominent
part in sports both at school and the University.
In September 19 14 he enlisted in the 4th
Gordon Highlanders and went with the Battalion
to France as a member of the Machine Gun
Section. He proved himself of much value,
and carried out all his duties quietly and effici-
ently, showing himself to be the true sportsman,
whose qualities could endure a sterner test than
that of the playing field. He was killed in
action at Hooge, 16 June 191 5.
Mac IYER, MURDO: Corporal, 4th
Battalion Gordon Highlanders;
son of Alexander Mac-
Iver, fisherman ; born
Coll, Stornoway, 3
June 1890 ; educated
Back Public School
and Nicolson Institute,
Stornoway ; student in
Arts, 191 1 - 14, com-
bining with attendance
at the University his
training for the teach-
ing profession, until
war broke off his
He put in his period of Territorial training
with the Ross Mountain Battery during his
secondary course at school, and on going to
Aberdeen joined the University Company of the
Gordon Highlanders, with which he was mobil-
ized on the outbreak of war. After five months
of training at Bedford he went to Flanders,
where he took part with his Battalion in the
very heavy fighting in front of Ypres through
the early months of 1915. He was killed in
action there during an advance against the
enemy on 16 June 1915, when "our men be-
haved magnificently," and the Gordons covered
themselves with glory.
ant, 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders ;
son of William Leslie Scott, solicitor ; born
Peterhead, 24 December 1892 ; student in Medi-
cine, 1911-14.
As a 4th year Medical student, Scott had
every right to consider himself entitled to finish
his course before joining the Army, so he re-

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