Lieutenant Lachlan Seymour Graham

Biography of Lieutenant Lachlan Seymour Graham

Lachlan Seymour Graham was born on the 19th September 1882 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. His father, Duncan, was a well-known Glasgow Leather Manufacturer with an interest in politics and public life. He was one of the original members of the Glasgow Liberal Club, a past President of the Eighth and Broomielaw Municipal Wards, and the Director of the Glasgow Agricultural Society. He was also a keen cricketer and golfer.

Seymour went up to the University of Glasgow in 1900 to begin his studies for an Arts degree. He took many subjects, including Latin, Logic and Moral Philosophy. In his final years in Arts he discovered his strong suits, and did well in Political Economy and in James Irvine's class of Civil law, in which he took 11th equal place. Perhaps it was that success which encouraged him to take up law. After graduating MA in 1905 he matriculated again for Scots Law and over the next few years gradually put together a BL. He graduated for a second time in 1910.

It was while he was forging his way in the legal profession that he decided to join up. Seymour took a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 7/12th (Service) Bn. Highland Light Infantry. It was at Passchendaele, the very name of which evokes the image of so much loss and waste in muddy quagmires, that he was fatally wounded. Lieutenant Lachlan Seymour Graham died on the 29th August, 1917. He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, near Ypres (Ieper), Belgium.

Summary

Lieutenant Lachlan Seymour Graham
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 12th Bn. Highland Light Infantry
Degree: MA BL
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died of wounds, 29 August 1917.
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/934
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

University of Glasgow Faculty, General Council and Registry records.

'Duncan Graham' in Glasgow Contemporaries at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century (Glasgow).

Biographical information: Additional information and quote contributed by De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919, Vol 3, p118.

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Find War Dead

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