Biography of Robert Hood Brechin
Robert Hood Brechin, matriculation slip 1912-13
Robert Hood Brechin enrolled at the University in 1912 to study for an Arts degree.
He was born at Glasgow, son of Robert, a butcher. Educated at the High School of Glasgow, matriculated at the University in 1912, aged 17, taking classes in Latin, Greek in his first year, and Logic, Geography, Constitutional Law and History in his second. With the outbreak of the First World War Brechin interrupted his studies to enlist. He served as a Private in the Highland Light Infantry, and was raised to the rank of Second Lieutenant on 7 December 1915. He served with the 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders attached to the 1st Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Brechin was killed in action during the Salonika Campaign at Macedonia on 30 September 1916, aged 21.
Second Lieutenant Robert Hood Brechin is buried in grave V. A. 5. of the Struma Military Cemetery, Greece, and commemorated in WWI Rolls of Honour of The High School of Glasgow, Pollokshields Church of Scotland, the University of Glasgow, and Glasgow Necropolis.