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ing Lieutenant-Colonel), 5th Battalion
Royal Scots ; son of
John Kemp, wine mer-
chant and lime manu-
facturer ; born Keith,
15 August 1865 ; edu-
cated at Keith and the
Grammar School,
Aberdeen ; graduated
M.A., 1886; admitted
to the Faculty of Advo-
cates, Edinburgh,
1889, where he held a
good practice until he
left for service shortly
after the outbreak of war. Under Lord Advo-
cate Murray, Kemp held the posts of Sheriff
Court Depute and Extra Advocate Depute ; and
in 1899 and 1900 was interim sheriff substitute
at Banff. For a number of years he was a
member of the Parish Council and District
Lunacy Board, St. Stephen's Ward, Edin-
In 1898 Kemp obtained a commission in the
Queen's Edinburgh Rifle Volunteer Brigade,
The Royal Scots, in which he served until 191 1,
attaining the rank of Captain. For many years
he was instructor of musketry to the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd Battalions of the Brigade. Owing to
ill health he resigned his commission in 191 1,
and in September 19 14 joined the 2 /5th Royal
Scots ; subsequently he was attached to the 19th
Battalion and then' to the 1st Labour Corps.
He gained the substantive rank of Captain and
was Acting Lieutenant-Colonel. Kemp served
in France at Abancourt and in Belgium near
Dickebush and at Ffazebrouck, and died, 12
December 191 7, of illness contracted while on
active service. He had a fine military record in
his family as he and his three sons were all on
service at the same time.
ROSS, GEORGE JAMES: 2nd Lieutenant,
7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers ; son of
Robert R. Ross, seed merchant ; born Aberdeen,
27 March 1892 ; educated Robert Gordon's Col-
lege ; matriculated in Agriculture, 1909. After
spending a Session in the Agricultural Depart-
ment he obtained an appointment on a planta-
tion in Ceylon, and six months later went to the
Malay States.
On the outbreak of
war he was in the Fe-
derated Malay States
Volunteer Rifles and
served with them till
his return home in
January 191 6, when
he joined the 4th Gor-
dons. After a few
months service at
home he proceeded to
France. In June 191 7
he obtained a commis-
sion in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and served
with them till he was killed near Arras on 30
January 19 18.
ant, 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders ;
son of Rev. James
Wark ; born Banchory,
8 June 1894; educated
Aberdeen Grammar
School and University.
At the outbreak of war
he was in his third
year at Arts, and read-
ing for Honours in
English. He had
already shown promise
of fine scholarship, and
was hoping to enter
the ministry.
Rejected after three efforts to join the Univ-
sity Company of the Gordon Highlanders, he
went to Banchory and enlisted in the local
Territorial Battalion in November 19 14. After
a year's home service he received a commission,
and was sent to France with the 6th Gordons.
There, after two years and four months of service,
during which he was mentioned in dispatches,
he was killed in action on 14 March 1918.
Wark is remembered by his college friends as
essentially boy'sh — light-hearted, eager, humour-
ous, full of enthusiasms. Through all his life
shone the same sense of devotion, of dedication

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