Roll of Honour
Alfred Thomas Logan
Mentioned in Despatches
Alfred Thomas Logan was born on the 3rd September 1888 at 122 South Portland Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. His father, Thomas Logan (1843-1930), a Mercantile Cashier, married his mother, Mary Logan (nÃ©e Bissett) (1857-1950) on the 21st November 1878 in Blythswood, Glasgow. The family later lived at 10 Regent Park Terrace, Strathbungo, Glasgow.
Alfred was 22 years old in 1910 when he first attended the University of Glasgow to study Medicine. Alfred graduated MB ChB in 1915 and in the same year entered the Royal Army Medical Corps and served as Lieutenant then Captain in the Special Reserve - 3rd Bn. Grenadier Guards. Captain Alfred Thomas Logan was killed in action on the 16th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in Somme, France.
The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
Comments and Citations
Biography: Biographical information from Glasgow University Archive Services online catalogue: ACCN 1295 - Papers of Alfred Thomas Logan, medical graduate, U