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turned to College in October 19 14, but the
desire to take an active part in the fighting was
too strong for him, and
he obtained a commis-
sion in the 5 th Gordons
in December 191 4,
having previously
served in the O.T.C.
After a few months
training at home, he
was sent to France
where he was in charge
of the bombing section
of his Battalion. In
the very short time
which elapsed before
his death, he showed himself a leader of daunt-
less spirit, regardless of personal danger. A
fellow-officer wrote: "He made a magnificent
officer, and a very cheery trench companion ".
He was killed at Festubert while entering a
German trench with a party of bombers on 16
June 1915.
Corporal, 4th Battalion Gordon High-
landers ; son of Pat-
rick Fowlie, farmer,
Auchentumb, Strichen;
born 9 July 1 888 ; edu-
cated at Glasslaw and
New Pitsligo Public
Schools ; entered the
University as a student
in Agriculture, 1906.
He took the University
Diploma in Agricul-
ture and the Nat. Di-
ploma in Agriculture,
1909, and the Nat.
Diploma in Dairying, 1910. He was appointed
Assistant-Lecturer in Agriculture for the Counties
of Inverness, Ross and Cromarty in 1909, which
post he held till September 191 2, when he was
appointed County Organizer for Orkney.
When war broke out Fowlie immediately
asked the College to relieve him of his ap-
pointment, and in September 19 14 he joined
" U " Company of the 4th Gordons as a Private.
After training at Ripon he crossed with the
Battalion to France in February 191 5. On
16 June the 4th Gordons were engaged in
the severe and successful action on the Belle-
warde Ridge, east of Ypres, and " D " Company
distinguished itself by a bold assault on the
German lines in a wood near Hooge. Fowlie
was amongst those who fell — their bravery was
described as "magnificent ".
vate, 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders ;
son of AYilliam Forbes,
M.B.E., Co why the, ex-
Convener of the County
of Banff; bornFordyce,
23 February 1894 ;
educated Fordyce Aca-
demy ; student in Agri-
culture, 1911-14.
While in the Agri-
cultural Department he
was a member of " U "
Company, and went on
Military Service with
the 4th Gordons at
the outbreak of war.
at the beginning of February 1915, and was
killed at Hooge on 1 7 June in the same year.
Private, 4th Battalion Gordon High-
landers ; son of James
A. Gordon, farmer ;
born Kennethmont, 5
August 1895. After
an excellent school
career he matricu-
lated at the University
in 1 91 2, and was a
student in Arts till
the outbreak of war.
He joined the Uni-
versity Company early
in his course, and
applied himself to his
training with such zeal and interest that he soon
gained the complete N.C.O.'s Proficiency
Certificate. After mobilization and training in
Bedford he arrived in France with his Battalion
in February 191 5. He took part in the routine
He crossed to Franc

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