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Roll Of Honour Of Members Of The Society Of Writers To His Majesty's Signet
And Apprentices 1914-1919
CAPTAIN JOHN JAMES BONAR, 3 St Margaret's Road, Edinburgh. (Apprentice.)
Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant 19th November 1914. Posted to 6th Royal Scots and attached to Tank Corps from 3rd January 1918. Served in this country and in France until 25th January 1919. Promoted Captain.
CAPTAIN JAMES DONALDSON BOSWALL, of Wardie, Midlothian and Haartebeeslehock Farm, Pretoria, Transvaal.
Enlisted in 9th Royal Scots in September 1914. Commissioned as Captain in January 1915 in l0th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Thereafter attached to 1st Battalion the Essex Regiment. Served in Gallipoli, and was killed in action 6th June 1915.
LIEUT.-COLONEL JOHN DOUGLAS BOSWELL, Garrallan, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
Mobilised 4th August 1914 as Lieut.-Colonel Commanding Ayrshire Yeomanry 1914-15 on Coast Defences. Proceeded to Gallipoli September 1915, where till evacuation. Thereafter in Egypt, where took part in Battles of Katta and Romani ; and afterwards put in Command of the 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers ; with whom proceeded in March 1917 to Palestine and took part in Battles of Gaza. Holds Serbian Order of White Eagle.
JOHN MACKENZIE BOW. Enlisted in Canadian Forces. Killed in action on 15th August 1917.
LIEUT.-COLONEL ALEXANDER BROOK, Haddington.
Mobilised 4th August 1914 as Major in 8th Royal Scots. Promoted Lieut.-Colonel and proceeded to France on 2nd November 1914 in command of his Battalion. Killed in Action May 1915. Mentioned in Dispatches.
LIEUTENANT ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL BROWN, " Faragon," Murrayfield, Edinburgh.
Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery in December 1915. Served in France with A 95 Battery Royal Field Artillery from 2nd September 1916 till 27th May 1918. Promoted Lieutenant August 1917. Killed on 27th May 1918 at Berry-au-Bac on the Aisne.
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