Roll of Honour

Sergeant

George Lammie Crawford

Student

George Lammie Crawford was born on 13th April 1894. His father, also named George, was a tailor and the family lived at 20, May Street in Hamilton. Young George was educated at Hamilton Academy, where in 1912, he successfully completed a three-year Junior Studentship course to earn a place at teacher training college. He achieved lower grade passes in Science, Drawing and Latin and higher grade passes in English, Mathematics and Greek.

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George enrolled at the Glasgow Provincial Training College, forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education, now the University of Strathclyde in the autumn of 1912. By that time, he was living at 43, Caird Drive in Partick, He was an excellent student and showed exceptional promise as a teacher. As part of his course, in session 1913-1914 he took concurrent classes in English and History at the University of Glasgow, where he won a first class certificate in English Language and Literature.

George had intended to study for an MA, but war intervened. He was a member of the University’s Officer Training Corps, and so upon the outbreak of war, at the close of academic session 1913-1914, he joined up with the 15th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. He trained in England before landing in Boulogne on 23rd November 1915.

Sergeant George Lammie Crawford fought at the Battle of the Somme where he died on the third day of fighting, 3rd July 1916. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial and on the Roll of Honour of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers.

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With thanks to the University of Strathclyde Archives.