2nd Lieutenant William Allison Broadfoot

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant William Allison Broadfoot

William Allison Broadfoot was born on the 16th April 1894 in Partick, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, to David Sinclair, a Writer, and Phoebe Luccinna. He went to school at the Glasgow Academy where he was the Dux in 1911.

William came to the University of Glasgow in 1911 and took a variety of subjects including: Latin, Greek, Logic and Mathematics. A successful student, William was awarded prizes in Latin, Logic, Civil and Roman Law, and Evidence and Procedure. He graduated with an MA on the 22nd June 1914 and his records suggest that he was considering taking the LLB, perhaps inspired by his work as a law clerk. William was also a rugby player who was reasonably well-known.

During the war he was 2nd Lieutenant of the 6th Bn. Highland Light Infantry and fought in Gallipoli. It was there that 2nd Lieutenant William Allison Broadfoot died on the 13th July 1915, aged 21, and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey, along with the names of more than 21,000 casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Summary

2nd Lieutenant William Allison Broadfoot
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 6th Bn. Highland Light Infantry
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 13 July 1915
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

University of Glasgow Faculty and Registry records.

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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