Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

Walter Miller McLachlan

Student

Walter Miller McLachlan was born in Gourock, Renfrewshire, on the 12th September 1892. He was the youngest of three sons of Duncan McLachlan, a Railway Station Master, and Helen (born Jemima) McLachlan (nee Boyd), who had married on the 21st June 1880 in Crieff, Perthshire. The family lived at 'Boydstone', Carmunnock Road, Cathcart, Renfrewshire in 1915 while Walter was at University. He came to the University for the 1914-1915 session to start his Arts degree. In his first year he studied Italian, Latin and Moral Philosophy.

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

Walter became a member of the University Officer Training Corps then enlisted and served with the 12th Bn. Highland Light Infantry and was attached to the 6th Bn. South Lancashire Regiment when serving in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) during 1916. 2nd Lieutenant Walter Miller McLachlan was killed in action on the 11th July 1916, and is buried in the Amara War Cemetery in Iraq.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

Burial Place: Commonwealth Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register