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killed in action near
Ypres, 31 July 191 7.
Even at school Duthie
had shown himself a
leader, and those who
knew him well looked
forward to the time
when he would prove
himself a leader of
men, and life would
call forth on high en-
deavour the energies
and abilities which he
possessed in such full
MYLES, THOMAS BOOTH : Captain, 12th
Battalion Highland Light Infantry ; M.C. ;
born Arbroath, 25
December 1892. He
came from Arbroath
to study Agriculture in
1911. During his
three years at the Uni-
versity, he became very
well - known, particu-
larly as a skilful cricket
player, and his breezy
good nature and ready
wit made him a general
favourite. " No 'Var-
sity function," says a
contemporary, " was complete without him."
Immediately on the outbreak of war, he joined
the 4th Gordon Highlanders, and in February
1915 was appointed to a commission in the 12th
Battalion Highland Light Infantry. He served
at home with this unit for about eight months
before proceeding to France where, early in 191 6,
he was promoted to a captaincy and awarded the
M.C. for bravery. He was killed in action at
Ypres on 31 July 19 17.
Lieutenant, 10th Battalion Gordon High-
landers ; son of Rev. W. A. Spark ; born
Glenbuchat, 26 May 1896 ; educated Banchory
H.G. School and Aberdeen Grammar School ;
student in Arts, 191 5-1 6.
While serving in the ranks at home as a
Private and as a non-commissioned officer, he
obtained first-class certificates in musketry and
range-finding and distinguished himself as a
first - class all - round
athlete. He was com-
missioned in March
1 91 7, and after a few-
weeks with the 3rd
Gordons in Aberdeen,
joined the 8/ioth Bat-
talion of the regiment
in France. He was
killed at the opening
of the third Battle of
Ypres, 31 July 19 17,
whilst carrying on
through smoke and
darkness., His CO. wrote: "When I last saw
Spark he was leading his men in a very gallant
manner. He was a great favourite with his brother
officers and men, and I, as his CO., appreciated
very much the quiet, willing way in which he
went about his work. He was splendidly loyal,
and admirable both as a soldier and a man."
Corporal, Argyll and Sutherland High-
landers ; son of James
Wilson ; born Glasgow,
25 November 1881.
From boyhood he had
to fight against poverty
and circumstance and
win his way by his own
unaided efforts. He
became a pupil teacher
at Row, Dumbarton-
shire, and in igor
entered Aberdeen Uni-
versity where he gradu-
ated M.A. in 1905.
He was a most successful teacher in Queen's
Park Higher Grade School ' when war broke
While a student Wilson was an ardent member
of " U " Company in the old volunteer days, and
this training proved valuable when he enlisted
early in the war, joining the 14th Argyll and
Sutherland Highlanders. He proceeded to
France in 1916, but was invalided home for a
short time. Having been transferred to the 1 ith

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