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constantly during the years at the 'Varsity.
But Masson was not of that type. There was
a shy reserve about him which prevented him
from getting widely known, but those who
were favoured with his friendship were im-
pressed by his quiet strength which gave a
suggestion of unrealized capabilities. No one
could say that he was a " minus " man, but
he never obtruded himself and his conscienti-
ousness was never paraded. On looking back
to those years that were so rich in companion-
ship, one sees how much of Masson's character
was due to his simple piety and to a deep
foundation of nobility.
1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders;
son of William Web-
ster, engineer ; born
Aberdeen, 22 January
1898 ; educated Gor-
don's College, which
he left in June 1915,
having gained the
Town Council Gold
Medal as Dux on the
Classical side ; took
5th place in the Bur-
sary Competition, win-
ning a Dingwall Bur-
sary ; matriculated,
October 191 5, and spent one year as a student
in Arts.
Webster enlisted in the 3rd Battalion Gordon
Highlanders, n July 1916, and after under-
going a period of training in Aberdeen was
sent to France in March 191 7, attached to the
I st Battalion. He was reported missing on
I I May and was later officially stated to have
been killed on that date, 11 May 191 7. A
young lad of sterling character and undoubted
ability he gave every indication of a future of
much distinction.
2nd Lieutenant, Scottish Horse;
son of William Gilmour, B.A., headmaster of
Cookney School ; born at Armadale, Sutherland,
30 May 1884 ; received his earlier education at
various schools under his father. Eventually as
a First Bursar for the County of Aberdeen, he
proceeded to Gordon's College and then to
Aberdeen University
where he graduated
M.A. in 191 1. He
was Assistant Master
in Paisley Grammar
School for a time, and
then obtained an ap-
pointment in L e i t h
Academy where he was
employed on the out-
break of war.
He enlisted as a
trooper in the Scottish
Horse on 7 August
1914, though offered a commission in the
Gordon Highlanders. His old connection with
the Scottish Horse, as a member of the Uni-
versity troop in his student days, was the de-
ciding factor in this choice. He served with
the Scottish Horse at home, was sent to Galli-
poli as Quartermaster-Sergeant with the 1st
Brigade, and rendered such valuable service
that he was recommended for a commission.
On the evacuation of Gallipoli he proceeded
with his regiment to Egypt, where as 2nd
Lieutenant he was for some time attached to
the Lanarkshire Yeomanry. Rejoining his
regiment, he went to Salonika in October
19 16, acting as Adjutant on one of the trans-
ports. Later he was attached to the South
Notts Hussars for cavalry work, and served
with this regiment until he was killed on patrol
duty, near Kakaraska, on the Struma Front, 15
May 191 7. Lieutenant Gilmour's death was
a great blow to his numerous friends and
comrades-in-arms, as his cheerful and obliging
disposition had made him a general favourite
both in school and on service.
tenant, 6th Battalion Seaforth Highland-
ers ; son of Robert Kennedy, river superinten-
dent ; born at Banff, 20 November 1895 ; he
was educated at Banff Academy where he made
an excellent record, being Dux of the school in
his final year ; matriculated in Arts at Aberdeen
University in October 19 14.
He enlisted in the 4th Gordon Highlanders

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