Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

Harold John Macrae


Harold John Macrae (sometimes known as John Harold Macrae) was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. His father, Hugh, worked as an Agent for a brewery in the city. Harold attended Glasgow Academy and was a trainee with Messrs Stevens and Brownlee on Vincent Street.

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

In 1912 he came to the University of Glasgow to study for a degree in the Arts. He took Latin, Greek, Logic and Metaphysics and Constitutional Law and History. He passed some of these classes under war regulations, meaning that he did not take exams but had attended enough classes to warrant passes in those subjects.

During his time at University he was also a member of the Officer Training Corps. Soon after the outbreak of war he received his commission in the Special Reserve and in March 1915 he became a 2nd Lieutenant with the Scottish Rifles. 2nd Lieutenant Harold John Macrae died on the 25th August 1916 and is buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Faculty and Registry Records.

Burial Place: Commonwealth Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register