Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

Samuel Wyness Hutcheon


Samuel Wyness Hutcheon was born in September 1886 in Glasgow to Annie and Alexander, who worked as a warehouseman.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

In 1904 he came to the University of Glasgow to study for an Arts degree. Over the next few years he took classes in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Latin, Greek and English, and did particularly well in Logic and Metaphysics, for which he received a first class certificate of merit. He graduated MA on 7 November 1907.

While attending the University, Samuel studied concurrently for a teaching qualification at the Glasgow Provincial Training College, forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education, now the University of Strathclyde. He completed his two-year professional training course on 26 June 1908 to earn the Teacher’s General Certificate, with additional qualifications in the teaching of Drawing and Drill. Following initial, temporary postings to four schools in Glasgow, he was appointed to Washington Street School in Anderston on 29 April 1909.

Samuel subsequently returned to the University to take classes in British History and Honours English. In 1912 he sat and passed a further examination, thereby elevating his MA to a second class honours degree in English.

Having finally completed his studies, Samuel became an English master at Buckie Higher Grade School in Banffshire. He enlisted with the 16th Highland Light Infantry on 18 September 1914, and was later associated with the 11th and 12th battalions. He was wounded in battle on 29 August 1916, and died of tetanus six days later on 4 September. He was 29 years old. Second Lieutenant Samuel Wyness Hutcheon is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery and is remembered on the Roll of Honour of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

Burial Place: Commonwealth Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register