Lieutenant Edward McGuire

Biography of Lieutenant Edward McGuire

Edward McGuire was born in Glasgow in 1894. He resided at 3 Belhaven Crescent with his father, also called Edward, a wine and spirit merchant.

At the age of 17 McGuire enrolled at the University of Glasgow to study Medicine, taking the subjects Zoology, Practical Zoology, Chemistry and Practical Chemistry in his first year 1911-12. With the outbreak of the First World War, McGuire postponed his studies and joined the army.

On 26 July 1915 it was reported in the London Gazette that McGuire had been promoted from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant within his regiment, the 11th Highland Light Infantry. The 11th service battalion was mobilised for war in May 1915, before landing at Boulogne and participating in various remonstrations on the Western front, including the Battle of Loos (25 September – 14 October 1915).

Lieutenant McGuire was killed in action on 25 September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos, and his death was reported in the Evening Times roll of honour on 2 October 1915. His former classmates marked his passing in their end of year medical dinner with a quote: He stood a soldier to the last night-end; a perfect patriot and a noble friend.

Summary

Lieutenant Edward McGuire
Born 1894.
Died 25 September 1915.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
Occupation categories: military; students
Record last updated: 10th Feb 2014

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