2nd Lieutenant Archibald Fullarton Boag

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant Archibald Fullarton Boag

Archibald Fullarton Boag was born on 6 May 1891. As a student of the University of Glasgow, he took classes in Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy, English Literature and British History, and held the Duncan (Bute) Bursary of £35 per annum. He graduated MA (Hons) in June 1914.

During his final year at University, Archibald prepared for a career in teaching by studying concurrently at the Glasgow Provincial Training College, forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education, now part of the University of Strathclyde. The College admission register reveals that he was then lodging at 32 Bank Street, Hillhead, Glasgow, and had 'No guardian', implying that both of his parents were deceased. The annual income of members of his family was just £12, which comprised the interest from a fund that had been left for his and his siblings' education. In view of these circumstances, Archibald was granted an allowance of £15 towards his College studies.

On completing his one-year course at the Glasgow Provincial Training College, Archibald qualified for the Teacher's General Certificate, which permitted him to teach in primary schools. He was recognised as a certificated teacher from 1st August 1914. On 1st September that year, he re-enrolled at the College for an intensive two-week course to qualify as a teacher of the higher subject of English. However, he withdrew from this on 9 September to enlist in the University Battalion.

He died on the 23rd March 1916 and is buried in the Cambrin Churchyard Extension. Archibald Fullarton Boag is remembered in the Roll of Honour of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers.

Summary

2nd Lieutenant Archibald Fullarton Boag
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 4th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Also written as Fullerton
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Sources

With thanks to Dr Anne Cameron of the University of Strathclyde Archives for providing this information.

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