Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

Hugh Alexander Wyllie


Hugh Alexander Wyllie was born in Caerlaverock, Dumfries, on the 3 January 1890. He was the son of Hugh and Mary Wyllie who farmed Newmains Farm.

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

In 1908, aged 18, he matriculated at the University of Glasgow where he studied a variety of subjects including Agriculture and Rural Economy, Agricultural Chemistry, Veterinary Hygiene, and Agricultural Botany. He earned his highest marks in Forestry and was awarded a prize for Geology. He graduated on the 20 June 1913, aged 22, with a BSc in Agriculture.

After his studies he became an assistant in the Agricultural Department of Leeds University. However, he joined the army soon after, becoming a 2nd Lieutenant of the West Yorkshire Regiment. In May 1916 he was sent to France where he was killed in action on 3 September 1916, aged 26.

He is buried in Aveluy Wood Cemetery, (Lancashire Dump), Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France, (grave ref: I.F.9). He is named on the University of Glasgow’s Roll of Honour, the Caerlaverock Parish war Memorial, the Dumfries Academy memorial, the West of Scotland Agricultural College Memorial at Auchincruive, Ayrshire and on the Leeds University Roll of Honour.

Comments and Citations



R4/5/4, graduate schedule, 1911-1912

R8/5/29/8, matriculation slip, 1908-1909

R8/5/31/8, matriculation slip, 1910-1911

R8/5/33/8, matriculation slip, 1912-1913

SEN10/54, Unive