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IN MEM OR! A 31.
MORG A N, JOHN : 2nd Lieutenant,
4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders;
son of F. W. G. Morgan,
builder ; born Huntly,
26 May 1 88 1 ; edu-
cated Gordon Schools,
Huntly ; student in
Law, 1901-03, 1907-
08 ; admitted a Law
Agent in 1906 ; later
prizeman in Shipping
Law. From then on-
wards his work in the
Sheriff Court fore-,
shadowed a career rich
in promise.
The war was but a few months old when he
enlisted in the 2/4th Gordons, December 19 14,
and became C.Q.M.S. before joining the i/4th
Gordons in France in the autumn of 191 5.
There he did very effective work in the trying
time that followed. Returning home for a com-
mission, he was gazetted in December 19 16.
Spring saw him back with his Battalion in
France ; he was wounded and invalided home
for a short time, then he rejoined the Battalion
in January, to fall fighting bravely with his
Company on the fateful 22 March 191 8. His
men loved him ; his brother officers will never
forget him ; staunch and steadfast, he compelled
their love.
SUTHERLAND, JOHN : 2nd Lieutenant,
6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers;
son of Adam Suther-
land, crofter ; born
Tarves, 28 March
1 89 1 ; educated Tarves
Public School and
Central H.G. School,
Aberdeen ; entered the
University, 1910;
graduated M.A., 191 3,
and during these years
studied and gained
various certificates at
the Training Centre.
He taught first at
as Assistant Master at
Rothiemay and then
Fetteresso Public School, where he entered
upon a promising career cut short by the war.
On 12 February 19 16 Sutherland joined the
1/5 th Gordon Highlanders, and underwent train-
ing in England till November when he crossed
to France. After serving in the ranks he was
commissioned in the 6th Battalion Lancashire
Fusiliers, 1 August 191 7. He acted as Intel-
ligence Officer, later as Adjutant, which post he
held at the time of his death. He was killed in
action on 22 March 1918 when rallying his men
in a new line of defence at Roisel, having worked
unceasingly and fearlessly in organizing the
system of defence. A fellow-officer wrote :
" His fine example both in daily life and in the
face of the enemy had no small influence on
officers and men of the Battalion ".
Special Company, Royal Engineers;
son of Alexander
Sutherland, shop-
keeper ; born A b e r-
deen, 23 January 1890.
He was educated at
Robert Gordon's Col-
lege, and in 1908 took
a good place in the
Bursar)' Competition.
H e graduated M.A.
(II Maths.) in 19 12
and B.Sc. in 1915, and
was appointed Science _
Master at Inverurie
Academy. Sutherland was widely known among
his contemporaries. His delightful, quiet, unas-
suming manner, his ready wit, and his willingness
to be of use as a pianist on all kinds of occasions
made him deservedly popular.
In June 19 16 he joined G. Special Company,
R.E., and in November of that year was sent to
France where he served till 22 March 1918, on
which date he was reported "missing and be-
lieved killed ".
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion Gordon High-
landers ; M.C. ; son of James Sutherland ;
born Thurso, 5 March 1892 ; educated Robert
Gordon's College, Aberdeen, where he had a

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