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This Role of Honour remembers the men and women from the University of Glasgow community who served and gave their lives during the Second World War. Initially commemorated on memorial tablets in 1948, their names now reside in the University Chapel, where an annual remembrance service is held each November 11th. This dataset adds depth to their stories, detailing their studies and contributions to the war effort, and we welcome descendants to further enrich these narratives.

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Barr, Matthew Semple Leggat

Rank
Rank: Lieutenant
Age
Age: 22
Regiment
Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Grave Location
Grave Location: Italy, "Catania War Cemetery Sicily"
Father Details
Father: James Barr, Teacher

Smith, John Duncan

Rank
Rank: Flying Officer
Age
Age: 23
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Runnymede Memorial
Father Details
Father: Duncan Hill Smith, Plumber

McConnell-Jones, Adam Carter Hay

Rank
Rank: Flying Officer
Age
Age: 23
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Cambridge City Cemetery
Father Details
Father: William Todd McConnell-Jones, Engineer

Ogilvie, Patrick Bruce Bine

Rank
Rank: Wing Commander
Age
Age: 34
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Awards and Honours
Awards and Honours: "DSO DFC"
Father Details
Father: Herbert Ogilvie,

Donaldson, William Lorimer

Regiment
Regiment: Indian Civil Service
Grave Location
Grave Location: India, "Undivided India Bengal Province"
Father Details
Father: William Donaldson, General manager

Gibson, William Hamilton

Rank
Rank: Civilian
Regiment
Regiment: Civil Defence Medical Service
Grave Location
Grave Location: Scotland, "Paisley Burgh Of
Father Details
Father: John Gibson, Cloth finisher

Stirling, William Barr

Rank
Rank: Naval Surgeon
Regiment
Regiment: Clyde Division RNVR
Awards and Honours
Awards and Honours: Arctic Star Medal
Father Details
Father: Hugh, Tobacco manufacturer

McGuigan, James

Rank
Rank: Commissioned Warrant Officer
Age
Age: 37
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Navy
Grave Location
Grave Location: Scotland, Paisley (Woodside) Cemetery
Father Details
Father: John McGuigan, Slater

McDaid, Francis

Rank
Rank: Trooper
Age
Age: 21
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Grave Location
Grave Location: Greece, Athens Memorial
Father Details
Father: William McDaid, Unemployed

McAllister, Thomas

Rank
Rank: Private
Regiment
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Grave Location
Grave Location: Netherlands, Nederweert War Cemetry
Father Details
Father: Alexander McAllister, Meter repairman

Kane, Thomas

Rank
Rank: Surgeon
Regiment
Regiment: Merchant Navy
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Tower Hill Memorial
Father Details
Father: John Kane,

Clarke, Vernon Gallard

Rank
Rank: Chaplain to the Forces
Age
Age: 28
Grave Location
Grave Location: Egypt, Heliopolis War Cemetery
Father Details
Father: Bernard Clarke, Civil servant

Calder, Ralph Morton

Rank
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Chatham Naval Memorial
Father Details
Father: James Calder, Customs and Excise officer

Drysdale, Ivor McNeil

Rank
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Navy
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Chatham Naval Memorial
Father Details
Father: Robert Drysdale,

Smith, Edward Ian

Rank
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant
Age
Age: 31
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Father Details
Father: John Smith,

McLaren, Archibald

Rank
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant
Age
Age: 27
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Tower Hill Memorial
Father Details
Father: Neil McLaren,

Anderson, Robert Chalmers

Rank
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander
Age
Age: 34
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Plymouth Naval Memorial
Father Details
Father: William Anderson, House factor

Barr, John Barklay

Rank
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander
Age
Age: 30
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave Location
Grave Location: England, Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Father Details
Father: John Barr, Teacher

Slimon, James Gillespie

Rank
Rank: Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander
Age
Age: 33
Regiment
Regiment: Royal Navy
Grave Location
Grave Location: Scotland, Kirkintilloch (Auld Aisle) Cemetery
Father Details
Father: Alex Slimon, Manufacturer