Skip to main content

‹‹‹ prev (89) Page 73Page 73

(91) next ››› Page 75Page 7526 October - 5 November, 1917

(90) Page 74 -
Dawson volunteered for service soon after
the outbreak of war, was commissioned in the
Special Reserve of
Officers (Infantry), in
July 1 91 5 and at-
tached to the 2nd
Battalion Gordon
Highlanders with
which he served in
France until he was
wounded at Givenchy
in September 191 6.
He never recovered
from the effects of his
wounds and died in
Aberdeen on 20 Octo-
ber 191 7.
As a minister, Dawson was conscientious and
successful and, in his short military career, had
already gained the reputation of a brave and
gallant officer.
BROW N, GEORGE : Surgeon -Proba-
tioner, R.N.V.R. ; born Banff, 13 December
1895 ; educated at
Cullen Public School
and Fordyce Academy ;
matriculated Aberdeen
University, 1914;
student in Medicine,
He joined the Navy
as a Sick Bay Steward,
3 July 1915, and be-
fore long was promoted
Surgeon - Probationer.
He served on board
H.M.S. "Marmion,"
which was acting as a convoy in the North Sea,
and went down with his ship, 21 October 191 7 ;
later the grateful testimony was received that
" he was highly thought of by his superior
officers". Brown had little time to make his
mark at the University, but he brought with him
the breezy, cheery nature of the dweller by the
sea-board, ready and willing to bear all the blows
and buffets that man or Nature might bring.
Captain, R.A.M.C., ; M.C. with Bar ;
son of Alexander Stephen, draper ; born at
Fyvie, 21 June 1888. Graduated M.B., 1910 ;
M.D., 1912. He was
at first engaged in
hospital work at Old-
ham, and afterwards
in private practice in
Stephen received his
commission in the
R.A.M.C. in October
1 9 14, and spent some
months in a military
hospital at Woolwich.
He went to the Front
as M.O. to a Brigade
of Artillery, and later became D.A.D.M.S. to the
Division. In the second Battle of Ypres he was
awarded the Military Cross "for conspicuous
gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to
wounded under heavy shell-fire " ; was recom-
mended for the Victoria Cross, and a few weeks
before his death received a bar to the M.C. It
was at Poelcapelle, on 24 October 191 7, that he
died, of gas-shell poisoning. His death was
characteristic of his unselfish devotion to duty,
for it was in attending to a wounded officer that
he neglected to take precautions in the adjust-
ment of his gas-mask. Added to his serious
qualities of character, he possessed a never-
failing fund of cheerfulness and good spirits —
an invaluable asset to the morale of his battery,
where he was both loved and missed.
ANDERSON, DAVID : Lance-Corpor
4th Canadian Mounted Rifles ; son
David Anderson,
farmer, North Loirston^
Nigg ; born there, 24
February 1893 ; edu-
cated at Aberdeen
Grammar School, took
Agricultural Classes at
the University during
the sessions 1911-12
and 1912-13. In
April 1 91 3 he left for
Canada to get further
experience in pure
stock raising and was

Images and transcriptions on this page, including medium image downloads, may be used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence unless otherwise stated. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence