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Private, 9th Battalion Highland Light In-
fantry ; son of Alex-
ander Joss, farmer ;
born Disblair, Aber-
deenshire, 14 June
1888; educated at
Robert Gordon's Col-
lege ; entered the law
office of Messrs. A. &
W. Robertson, solici-
tors, Aberdeen, and
attended Law classes
at the University,
1907-09. After mak-
ing a fine record, Joss
qualified as a solicitor in 191 1 and took up a
position in the law office of Messrs. Maclay,
Murray &: Spens, of Glasgow.
He joined the Glasgow Highlanders (9th
H.L.I.) in September 19 14 as a private, and,
feeling he could do most good in the ranks, re-
fused promotion. He saw much active service
in France at Bethune, La Bassee, and High
Wood and was reported " missing " in the ad-
vance on 15 July 1916. He was last seen assist-
ing a wounded man in No Man's Land, and was
later reported as " presumed died on that date ".
Colonel, R.A.M.C.
HUGH : Lieutenant-
(T.); C.M.G. ; son of
Arthur Lister, F.R.S. ;
born Leytonstone, 1
November 1864 ; B.A.
(Nat. Sc. Tripos),
Cantab., 1886; M.B.,
A b e r d. (Highest
Hons.), 1895 ; Murray
Medallist and Scholar ;
M.D. (Hons.), 1904;
Physician and Lecturer
in Clinical Medicine,
Royal Infirmary, Aber-
deen ; University Assis-
tant in Materia Medica ;
held a large general, later consulting, practice in
He served in the Univ. Company R.A.M.C.
(V., later T.F.), gazetted Brevet Lieut. -Colonel,
1910; afterwards Lieut.-Colonel, 1st Scottish
General Hospital, available on mobilization. On
the outbreak of war, though hampered by indiffer-
ent health, he at once offered his services, and
was for a time on the Western Front as Physi-
cian with Sir Henry Norman's Ambulance. Later
he was sent to Egypt in command of the 19th
General Hospital, Alexandria, where his excel-
lent work gained him the C.M.G. It was char-
acteristic of him that the repeated warnings of
his colleagues were unheeded ; he took the risk
and worked on with unflagging energy, until at
last he was forced to give in, and died at sea on
his way home, 17 July 19 16.
Of Aberdeen graduates who " laid their good
lives down " Arthur Lister was the most eminent.
He inherited a name famous in British science,
but himself possessed intellectual endowment
above the average, and deep scientific interest.
As a physician he was beloved by his patients, he
had insight, reverence, sympathy and uplift, along
with great personal charm, and possessed in a
marked degree " the gift of healing ". One
thinks of his buoyant vitality, his infectious en-
thusiasm, his unforgettable kindness, his wonder-
ful chivalry. To Arthur Lister life was a great
opportunity, and "all was good that Time could
bring ". The words of a subaltern recall him
vividly : " He worked unceasingly, patching us
up, always good to look upon, always charming,
yet always to the point. 'One must do what
one can,' he said ; and he did it. That is why
we, who owe to him not only health, but life it-
self, will cherish" ever the memory of that ' verray
parfit gentil knyght '."
32nd Battalion Australian
Force ; son of James
Cameron, Banchory ;
born there, 2 June
1894; educated
Banchory Public
School ; student in
Agriculture, 1911-12.
After a session in the
Agricultural Depart-
ment he returned to
agricultural work near
Banchory and in 191 3
emigrated to Australia.

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