Roll of Honour
William Bryce was born on the 4th June 1881 in Titchfield Street, Galston, Ayrshire and named after his father, William, who was a tailor. His mother was Mary Bryce (nee Cleland). William came to the University of Glasgow in 1904 and took a variety of subjects, including English, History, Latin, Logic, Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. William graduated MA on the 7th November 1907.
Following his graduation William worked as a teacher at Woodside School in Glasgow. On the 12th December 1914 he enlisted with the Highland Light Infantry at Yorkhill in Glasgow. He went with the 6th Bn. to Gallipoli in May 1915 and went missing in August. His date of death is given as the 16th August 1915, aged 34.
Private William Bryce is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, along with the names of more than 21,000 casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.
Comments and Citations
Registry and Roll of Honour Records of the University of Glasgow.
Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register