Lieutenant David Allan Macartney

Biography of Lieutenant David Allan Macartney

David Allan Macartney was born around 1894, and was the son of William and Isabella. David was born and grew up in Dunoon, living at the family home of Brighton Cottage.

David joined the University in 1912, studying French and Latin in his first year. A successful student, he continued straight into second year, taking classes in History and Moral Philosophy. In his final year, David studied English, Botany, Political Philosophy, and Social Economics. Despite nearing the completion of his degree, David did not graduate, instead joining the war effort.

Little is known about David's military career. By June 1918 he had joined the 98th Sqdn. Royal Air Force, and held the rank of Lieutenant. His battalion saw action during the Battle of the Lys, and then during the Second Battle of the Marne and the Battle of Amiens.

Lieutenant David Allan Macartney died on the 17th of June 1918, and is buried Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. His tombstone reads "I have fought a good fight, finished my course, kept the faith" - words chosen by his father. He is remembered on the Dunoon War Memorial and the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour.


Lieutenant David Allan Macartney
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Degree: Student
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University of Glasgow Registry Records: R8/5/35/5

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