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IN MEMO RI AM.
with one of the foremost Shorthorn breeders in
the Dominion.
Anderson joined the Mounted Rifles at
Toronto in September 19 14, and in 1915 came
to this country where he was for some time in train-
ing at Shorncliffe. A few months later he crossed
to France and was wounded at Ypres in June
1 9 1 6. After some months in hospital he went out
again and was a member of a Signalling Section.
Whilst in charge of forward lines during action at
Passchendaele on 26 October 191 7, he was killed
in an attempt to repair some broken wires.
GRANT, JOHN RUSSELL : Private, 2nd
Battalion Gordon Highlanders; son of James
F. Grant, gardener ; born
Lonmay, 21 August
1894; educated Lon-
may Public School ;
served an apprentice-
ship to Law with
Provost Finlayson,
solicitor, Fraserburgh ;
attended Law classes
at Aberdeen University
1913-15, and was
second prizeman;
served in the offices
of Messrs. Fraser &
Duguid and Messrs. Davidson &: Garden, advo-
cates, Aberdeen.
He enlisted in the 4th Gordon Highlanders,
November 19 15, and was trained at Ripon, where
he also took the course of training for the
Signal Service. Grant went to France in June
1 916 and joined the 2nd Battalion of the
Gordons. He was wounded at Beaumont,
November 1916, and invalided home. On his
convalescence he joined the 3rd Battalion at
Aberdeen and returned to France, 6 October
191 7. He was killed in action at Gheluvelt,
Belgium, 26 October 191 7.
MILNE, WILLIAM CHARLES : Lieu-
tenant, 121st Pioneers (Indian Army) ;
elder son of John Milne, chemist ; born Fetter-
angus, 26 July 1886 ; educated- Aberdeen
Grammar School; graduated M.A., 1908. He
studied at Oxford and in Germany as a pro-
bationer for the Indian Forest Service and was
appointed in 191 1 Assistant Conservator, attached
to the Northern Circle of the Bombay Presidency.
In 191 3 he was placed in charge of the East
Khandesh Forest Division.
Transferred on the outbreak of war to the
Indian Army Reserve, he was later attached to
the Indian Infantry and sent to Mesopotamia
where he was stationed at Samarrah. He died of
enteric at the Officers' Hospital, Bagdad, on 29
October 191 7.
MACLEOD, WILLIAM PATRICK: Lance-
Corporal, 1st Battalion Seaforth High-
landers ; son of
Murdo Macleod, bank
agent ; born Storno-
way, 9 June 1886 ;
educated Ni cols on
Institute, Stornoway ;
graduated M.A., 1910.
He taught for a time at
Newburgh, Fife, and
was later English
Master in Jedburgh
Grammar School.
While at the Uni-
versity Macleod be-
longed to the " U " Company, Gordon High-
landers, and later joined the Scottish Horse. In
September 19 14 he enlisted in the 7th Seaforths,
and after training in England, was sent out to
France in May 1 9 1 5 . He was severely wounded,
and was for some time in hospital at home. In
October 191 6 he was transferred to the 1st
Battalion of his regiment, then in Mesopotamia,
was present at the fighting at Sanna-i-yat, and
took part in General Maude's advance to
Samarrah. It was in this campaign that he fell,
being killed in action at Takrit, 5 November
191 7. Macleod never applied for a commission,
although well qualified to hold one. He wanted
to belong to the rank and file, to take whatever
was going, and enjoy no advantage — even
declining the supplement to his pay offered by
the Jedburgh School Board. On service, as
in his student and teaching days, he was the
same honest, brave, unselfish friend and comrade
and worker — -vivid and charming in speech, gay
and full of humour, interested in men and in
life, unconventional in thought and outlook:
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