Roll of Honour

Lieutenant

Montague Stevens

Montague Stevens was born on 15th April 1891 and lived at ‘St Malo’ in Seaford, Sussex. In 1909, aged 18, he enrolled as an evening student at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, forerunner of the University of Strathclyde, where he took Mathematics and Mechanics lectures. The student register records his occupation as ‘Engineer’, and his local address as 27 Moray Avenue, Scotstoun. Montague returned to the College in 1911 for evening lectures in Mathematics and theoretical and practical classes in Magnetism and Electricity; and again in 1912, when he took evening classes in Engineering Metallurgy. In the latter year he also enrolled as a day student of the College - by then known as the Royal Technical College - taking Mathematics, Mechanics lectures, tutorials and laboratory, Motive Power Engineering lectures and laboratory, Electrical Engineering laboratory, and Engineering Drawing. He continued as an evening student in 1913, when he registered for classes in Mechanics and Steam Turbines.

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

Montague was a member of the Officer Training Corps in 1914 and received his commission in the 5th Battalion Worcester Regiment in November 1914. He was made 2nd Lieutenant in February 1915, with the position being confirmed in July. He was killed in action on 7 July 1916. He is remembered in the Roll of Honour of the Royal Technical College, Glasgow.

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With thanks to the University of Strathclyde Archives.