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would have risen high in the teaching profession ".
He held teaching appointments at Dunfermline,
F o r d y c e, Ayr and
McCulloch enlisted
at Aberdeen in the
i /5th Gordon High-
landers, receiving a
commission as 2nd
Lieutenant on 6
August 1 9 14. After
six months at Bed-
ford, he was sent out
to France where he
was promoted to the
rank of Captain. He
fell in action while leading his men at Roclin-
court, on 9 April 191 7.
10th Battalion Gordon Highlanders; son
of James Nicol,
gardener ; born Logie-
Coldstone, Aberdeen-
shire, 22 September
1896; educated Kem-
nay H.G. School ;
having gained a Bur-
sary he came up to the
University ; student in
Arts, 19 1 5-1 6.
At the close of the
winter session he
joined the Army, en-
listing, as was natural.
in the 4th Gordon Highlanders. After training
he crossed to France where he served with the
4th and later the 8/ioth Battalion ; he had only
been on active service for a year when he fell in
the Battle of Arras, 9 April 191 7. Nicol took
keen delight in games and sport, and had already
shown himself endowed with intellectual gifts.
REID, GEORGE: 2nd Lieutenant, 6th
Battalion Gordon Highlanders ; son of
George Reid, timber merchant ; born Banff, 3
June 1 89 1 ; educated Banff and Fordyce Aca-
demies ; entered the University 1910; student
in Arts, 1910-12, student in Medicine, 1912-14.
He joined " U " Company, 4th Gordon High-
landers in 1 9 10, and was mobilized on the out-
break of war, serving at home from 4 August
1 9 14 to 19 February
1 91 5,. and in France
and Flanders in those
grim days of 191 5 and
191 6. He was twice
wounded, first in April
1915 at Hill 60 whilst
bringing in a wounded
comrade after another
man had been killed
in the attempt, and
again at Loos, 25 Sep-
tember 1915. On his
return to the Battalion
he acted as Medical Orderly until he was gazetted
to the 6th Gordon Highlanders, 22 February
191 7. His career as an officer was very brief,
for he was killed in action at Arras, 9 April 191 7.
" Joe " Reid, as we always called him, was an
exceptionally fine soldier and a very brave man,
endowed with the quiet courage and determina-
tion that invariably accompany the finer spirit,
whilst only those who called him friend could
rightly appraise that friendship.
RAE, JAMES : Lieutenant, R.A.M.C. ;
son of William Rae, advocate; born Aberdeen,
13 December 1884;
educated Aberdeen
Grammar School, Uni-
versity College, Lon-
don; graduated M.A.
(Aberd.), 1904; M.B.,
1909, and M.D. (Com-
mend.), 191 1. When
a student he became
Editor of "Alma
Mater". He was a
great reader, had a
most retentive memory,
and developed literary
talent of no mean order. His thesis for M.D.
degree was a somewhat unusual one — "An In-
vestigation into the Causes of Death of the Kings
of England from William I to William IV," and
was the result of his researches in the by-paths
of literature. He also contributed many articles
to the "Lancet," the "British Medical Journal,"

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