Roll of Honour

Lance Corporal

Thomas Young Macleod

Student

Thomas Young Macleod was born around 1894, and was the only son of Mr John and Mrs Janet Macleod. Thomas' father was a teacher, and the family lived at 163 Byers Road, Glasgow.

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Thomas joined the University of Glasgow as an Arts student in 1912. In his first year he studied Latin and History, followed in his second with classes in English and French. Thomas was well on his way to gaining an MA degree when war broke out. By this time, Thomas had joined the OTC, and from there was gazetted into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Thomas was allowed time to finish his degree and took Moral Philosophy and Maths in his final year, however a resit in Maths postponed any further progress. By this time Thomas was progressing in the military, and must have chosen not to resit the exam.

In 1916, Thomas was promoted to Lance Corporal of the 14th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was transferred to France in June of the same year, where he remained until his death at Ypres on the 5th October 1918. He is buried at Oxford Road Cemetery in Belgium, where his gravestone reads: 'Life never dies and after every night there is a dawn'.

Lance Corporal Thomas Young Macleod is remembered on the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry records: R6/60, Matriculation slips.

Commonwealth War Grave Commission