Marian MacDougall

Biography of Marian MacDougall

Marian MacDougall
Marian MacDougall

Marian MacDougall was born in Glasgow in 1893. Her parents, Alexander MacDougall and Marian MacDougall, lived at 19 Kelvinside Terrace. Her father was an accountant for the Clyde Trust. Marion attended Hillhead High School and is recorded to have been a Scottish hockey internationalist. She had three siblings; Christina, Archibald and John, of which Marion was the eldest.

Marian started at the University of Glasgow in 1911, enrolling for classes in mathematics, natural philosophy and political economy. Over the course of working towards her B.Sc Marion also took classes in physical chemistry. Marian graduated with a B.Sc on 21st June 1915. She then continued at the University of Glasgow taking exams in French, political economy and chemistry amongst others, graduating with an M.A 20th November 1915. Upon her final graduation Marian became a teacher.

On the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 Marian joined the Civil Defense as an Air Raid Warden. During the bombing of Clydebank on 14th March 1941, Marian’s warden post on Queen Margaret Road was badly hit by two land mines, completely destroying the post. The Post Warden managed to get out and survived, however Marian sustained severe injuries. She was transported to the Western Infirmary but was unable to recover, and consequently died that day. Her death was recorded as “due to war operations: fracture of the skull”. The story of Marian’s death is noted in River of Fire: The Clydebank Blitz by John MacLeod.


Marian MacDougall
Died 14 March 1941.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: BSc, 1915; MA, 1915;
Father's Details: Alexander MacDougall; Accountant
War Service: Civilian, Civil Defence Wardens' Service
Grave / Memorial: Scotland
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 21st Mar 2019

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