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service as a bombing officer in France, and fell
in action at Beaumont-Hamel on 15 November
19 1 6. Celtic fervour
and eloquence, com-
bined with thorough
scholarship, marked
Crichton as one who
would have proved a
highly successful mini-
ster. He was a most
lovable man, and had
gained a warm place
in the hearts of those
in the Mission where
he laboured ; the same
power of attraction
drew his men to him in the army, for they
knew he always shared every risk along with
Service, Mediterran-
ean Expeditionary
Force ; son of William
Macleod, stereotyper ;
born Aberdeen, 28
August 1 88 1. For
several years he was in
the service of the Uni-
versity Press ; but he
creditably aspired to
the Christian Ministry,
and his employer, who
sympathized with his
aspiration, consider-
ately facilitated his
attendance at the University as a student in Arts
in 1907 and after. In 1913 he became a
Divinity student, gained several class-prizes, and
while still a student, became missionary assistant
to the minister of the West Church, Aberdeen,
in which post he gained the high esteem and
warm regard of the congregation. He resigned
his work in the spring of 1916 and became
(after licence) assistant to the minister of Tarves.
Within a few months thereafter, however, he
was moved by patriotic sentiment to offer himself
for war-service as a Hut Chaplain, under the
Y.M.C.A., and was stationed at Salonika where
his work was much appreciated. Before the year
expired he died of dysentery, 16 November 191 6.
The Chairman of the National Council of the
Y.M.C.A. bore cordial witness to the " en-
couragement and comfort " which the soldiers
received from Macleod's devoted ministrations,
and a fellow-worker, a Canon of the Church of
England, testified to the " mingled strength and
tenderness of his character ".
SIMPSON, JOHN WATT: 2nd Lieuten-
ant, 7th Battalion Border Regiment ;
son of James Simpson,
bank agent; born
Portree, 10 November
1888; graduated M.A.,
1909 ; LL.B., 191 1 ;
Hunter Prize.
Early in September
1914, Simpson enlisted
as a Private in the 8th
Battalion Rifle Brigade,
attained the rank of
Corporal and was sent
to France in May 1915,
experiencing fierce
fighting at Ypres, Hooge and Arras. In
September 19 16 he was commissioned to the
7th Border Regiment, and was accidently killed
by a bomb explosion at Amiens on 8 December
191 6.
SURTEES, RICHARD : Private, 4th
Battalion Gordon Highlanders;
son of William L. Sur-
tees, merchant, Gran-
town-on-Spey ; born
there, 1 June 1892 ;
educated at Grantown
Grammar School, and
for one session at Gor-
don's College, Aber-
deen ; he entered the
University with a Mel-
ville Bursary, gained
distinction in Classics
and English, and gradu-
ated M.A., 1914. At
the outbreak of war Surtees was at the Training
Centre for Teachers, preparing for his chosen

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