Roll of Honour


Frederick Hamilton Pugh


Frederick Hamilton Pugh was born on the 23rd April 1892 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire to Florence and Frederick. His father was a music teacher by profession. Young Frederick was twenty when he matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1912 to take an Arts degree.

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At that time the family lived at Aslea, Windmill Road, Hamilton. In his first year he studied Latin and Greek, and passed both at the degree exams in May. In his second year, Frederick took Hellenistic Greek, Roman History and Political Economy, passing in the autumn exams.

Back on form in the session 1914-1915 he passed his third year exams in English, Logic and Geology first time and graduated MA on 20th November 1915.

Just three months after graduation, in February 1916, Frederick was conscripted as a Private into the 3rd Bn. London Regiment (14th Bn. London Scottish). He trained in the Richmond Park Camp until he was transferred to France with a reinforcement draft on 11 July to join the 1st Bn. London Scottish in the trenches at Hebuterne, Fonquevillers.

He was wounded while serving in the trenches and died shortly afterwards in the field hospital at Warlincourt Halte on 28th July 1916. Frederick Hamilton Pugh was buried in the cemetery there, one of 1,266 Commonwealth servicemen.