Roll of Honour
Andrew Sturrock was born on the 1st September 1894. His father, David, was a tailor, and the family lived in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Andrew was educated at New Cumnock School where he was a dux medallist and won the Arthur Trust Bursary. He then attended Kilmarnock Academy, where he obtained the Junior Studentâ€™s Certificate, achieving Higher Grade passes in English, Mathematics, Latin, French, and Experimental Science and Nature Study, and a Lower Grade pass in Drawing. Here is showed an interest in the Literary Society and was also noted for his 'fine musical intuition'.
In 1914, he enrolled at the University of Glasgow, taking lodgings at 152 Hill Street, Garnethill. To prepare for a teaching career, he enrolled concurrently at the Glasgow Provincial Training College, forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education, now the University of Strathclyde, where he was accepted onto the four-year teacher training course for University students. However, war intervened and Andrew completed neither his degree nor his teaching qualification.
During his time at University he had been a member of the Officer Training Corps and so he enlisted on the 27th August 1915 to fight in the war. He served as 2nd Lieutenant with the 3rd Bn. (attached to the 1st Bn.) Royal Scots Fusiliers. 2nd Lieutenant Andrew Sturrock was killed in action whilst leading his men on the 14th July 1916, aged 21. He is remembered on the Roll of Honour of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers.
Comments and Citations
University of Glasgow Faculty and Registry Records.
Biography: With thanks to the University of Strathclyde Archives.