Captain Dougall (Dugald) Blue

Biography of Captain Dougall (Dugald) Blue

Dougall (otherwise known as Dugald) Blue was born 10th June 1878 in Glasgow to a father of the same name, who worked as a tailor and clothier and Mary Stewart Blue (nee Fisher), residing at 143 London Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

In 1897 Dugald came to the University of Glasgow to study Arts - Education, English, Greek, Latin, Law, Logic, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, and Political Economy. He graduated with an MA on 17th April 1900.

Dugald married Katharine Armit Swan, a School Teacher, on the 6th January 1915 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, and worked as a Schoolmaster. He first worked in Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe) and then came back to Glasgow to work in Glasgow High School for Boys and then Hutchesons' School for Boys as a Classical Master.

During his time as a Schoolmaster Dugald was in the attached Volunteer Corps. In Rhodesia he was in the South Rhodesia Volunteers. He was in the Glasgow High School Officer Training Corps and the Hutchesons' Cadet Corps. Dugald was also a Sergeant in the RAMC Volunteers, Glasgow.

During the war he was gazetted to the 3rd Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and was attached to the 2nd Bn. as a Captain. He was wounded in action near Fromelles on the 9th May and subsequently died on 11th May 1915 (aged 36). Today he is remembered in the Merville Communal Cemetery, Merville, France.

Summary

Captain Dougall (Dugald) Blue
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 3rd Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) attd. 2nd Bn.
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died from wounds received in action, 11 May 1915
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

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

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