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19 1 6, while attending to the wounded during
the action and clearing the field afterwards. He
died of wounds from a shell received while in
discharge of his duties north of Ypres in the
action of July 191 7. His cheer} - optimism and
unfailing good temper combined with his high
professional abilities procured him the confi-
dence and esteem of all with whom he came in
BADEXOCH, Rev. JOHN: Private,
R.A.M.C. ; son of James Badenoch, auctioneer
and valuator, Portsoy ;
born R a th v e n, 18
March 1877; edu-
cated Portsoy Public
School, Fordyce
Academy, Aberdeen
Grammar School and
University ; graduated
M.A. (Ill Math.),
1900. Thereafter he
was teacher at Dornoch,
Girvan and elsewhere.
He resumed attend-
ance at the University
of Aberdeen in 19 14, as a- Divinity student,
gained several class prizes and other distinctions,
and received licence in April.
In June 19 14 with patriotic zeal, at the age of
39, he enlisted under the Derby Scheme in the
R.A.M.C. After three months of training at
Aldershot, he was sent to Mesopotamia, where
he served with much credit and devotion. He
died of heat-stroke on n July 191 7. The
Chaplain wrote of him: "He was beloved by
all who knew him. . . . While engaged in his
strenuous work in the R.A.M.C. he played the
manly and Christian part . . . and finally
crowned his ministry of service with the supreme
1st Highland Brigade, Royal Field Artil-
lery ; son of Rev. W. G. Guthrie, Glass, Aber-
deenshire ; born at Corse Schoolhouse, Leochel-
Cushnie, 8 October 1893 ; educated at Ellon
H.G. School and Gordon's College ; matricu-
lated 1913 ; student in Arts, 1913-15.
He enlisted at the close of his second winter
session, March 1915, and received a commission
as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Highland Brigade
R.F.A., in May of the
same year. After nine
months' training in
this country he pro-
ceeded to France and
took part in the de-
fensive fighting on the
Ypres and Arras
Fronts during the
summer of 1916. He
was slightly wounded
at the Battle of the
Somme and was in-
valided home for a few
months. He returned to France in the end of
the year, followed up the German retreat from
the Somme, fought at the capture of Messines
ridge in the spring of 191 7, and was killed at
Nieuport in Belgium on 12 July 191 7, while
trying to save a comrade who had been entombed
by the explosion of a German shell. He was
promoted Lieutenant a few days before his
death and was mentioned in dispatches of 7
November 191 7 for distinguished and gallant
Possessed of a fund of real common sense
and a staunchness on which his friends could and
did place infinite reliance, Guthrie's influence
was great and always for the highest. If he had
been permitted to carry out his intention of pro-
ceeding to the ministry, some parish would have
had the inestimable benefit of a minister whose
advice and assistance could, as a friend has said,
" put confidence into the waverer, and restraint
upon the impetuous ".
Corporal, 5th Battalion Gordon High-
landers; son of James R. Duthie, grocer, Fra-
serburgh ; born Aberdeen, 12 February 1898;
educated Fraserburgh Academy; student in Medi-
cine, 191 5-1 6.
He served in the O.T.C. whilst at the Univer-
sity and enlisted under the Derby Scheme at the
close of the summer session 19 16, joining the
5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders. After train-
ing at Ripon he left for France in February 191 7
and fought on the Belgian frontier, till he was

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