Roll of Honour
Wylie Robert MacIntyre
Wylie McIntyre was born on the 18th of May 1878 to Rev and Mrs JB McIntyre of Largs. He grew up in Ayrshire before coming to Glasgow University to study for an undergraduate degree in 1902. After completing a programme of Arts study, including Moral Philosophy and Latin, he began to study for a Law degree in 1906. In his final years at the university he took classes in Conveyancing and Forensic Medicine. Due to this long course of study, Wylie McIntyre was slightly older than his peers when he graduated with Bachelor of Law (BL) in 1910 at the age of 31.
During his time at university, he was a member of the Officer Training Corps and during the war he served as Lance Corporal with the 7th Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action on the first day of fighting at the Battle of Loos, France on 25 September 1915. McIntyre was one of 8,500 of men, several of whom were fellow Glasgow University students, to die during this offensive attack.
Lance Corporal Wylie McIntyre is buried and listed at the Loos Memorial which is located in the Dud Corner Cemetery near the village of Loos-en-Gohelle in France. This area was a German strong point captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle. The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave.
Comments and Citations
Biography: University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.
Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register