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In 1915 he enlisted in the 32nd Battalion
Australian Imperial Force with which he spent
a time in Egypt. He then proceeded to France,
but had only been there about three weeks
when he was killed in action at the Battle of
the Somme, 19 July 191 6.
HUNTER : Lieutenant, Sth Battalion Gor-
don Highlanders ;
son of John E. Fergu-
son, Major, I.M.S. ;
born Birmingham, 22
November 1894; edu-
cated Aberdeen Gram-
mar School and Epsom
College. He came up
to the University in
191 2, entering the Fa-
culty of Arts with the
intention of studying
for the Indian Police.
Ferguson was a
member of Epsom College O.T.C. for three
years, and in September 1914 enlisted in the
Public Schools Corps. The following month he
received a commission in the nth Gordons, and
in October of 1915 he crossed to France to join
the 8th Gordons. He was wounded in November
1915, losing an eye, but returned to France in
February 1 9 1 6. In March he was wounded again,
and fell at the Battle of the Somme on 20 July
1 91 6, while gallantly leading his men into action.
FRASER, ANDREW: Sergeant, 4th
Battalion Gordon Highlanders ; son of Wil-
li a m Fraser, builder,
Tain ; born Tain, 18
July 1880; graduated
M. A. , 1 9 1 o. He
taught in Fraserburgh
Academy till 1 9 1 3 ,
when he entered the
Aberdeen U.F. Col-
lege. At the close of
his first session he went
to Canada where he
took charge of a Mis-
sion covering a wide
In November 1914 Fraser enlisted as a private
in the 4th Gordon Highlanders, and was sent to
France in December 1915. His conspicuous
ability gained for him the rank of Sergeant, and
he rendered very efficient service in connection
with the Machine Gun Section, till his death
in action at High Wood, in the Somme district,
on 22 July 191 6.
Whilst at the University, Fraser was President
of the Christian Union, and it would be difficult
to find a more popular President or one who
more ably filled this difficult post. In the U.F.
College no student was more loved and esteemed
than Fraser, of whose future career, owing to
his sterling character and mental equipment, the
highest expectations were cherished.
Sergeant, 4th Battalion Gordon High-
landers; son of Alex-
ander Gunn, J.P., Ach-
alone, Halkirk, Caith-
ness ; born Halkirk, 5
February 1895. He
came to Aberdeen with
a very creditable schol-
astic and athletic re-
cord, matriculated in
Medicine in October
1 91 3, and in Univer-
sity Class Lists was in-
variably well placed.
As a schoolboy he be-
came a Territorial, joining the 5th Seaforth
Highlanders, and, on entering the University,
transferred to " U " Company, 4th Gordon High-
landers. He went to Flanders in February
1915, and rapidly made a name for himself as a
fearless soldier, being recommended for decora-
tion for bravery in the field on 16 June 191 5.
In the Loos offensive he was dangerously-
wounded but made a rapid recovery. Without
waiting for a Commission, he requested to be
posted overseas, and June 1916 saw him again
in France, just in time for the Somme offensive.
He was reported wounded and missing after a
night attack on High Wood on 22 July 1916,
and since concluded " killed in action " on that
Concerning him one of his men wrote: "He

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