Chaplain John Henry Horton McNeill

Biography of Chaplain John Henry Horton McNeill

John Henry Horton McNeill was born in Strathbungo, Renfrew on the 12 December 1872, and was the son of Alexander, a Commission Merchant. He attended the University of Glasgow between 1886 and 1896, graduating with an MA and a BD. To read more about his University career, please click here.

John's early ministerial career saw him travel to India, where he become the chaplain of the Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment attached to the Scottish and Highland Regiments. In this role he saw active service in the North West Frontier of India in 1908. When World War 1 broke out, John became one of the first chaplain casualties of the war, being wounded by a shell splinter at La Bassee in Autumn, 1914.

Having recovered, John served as Chaplain McNeill of the Seaforth Highlanders, beginning his service in France. By the end of the war, John was serving in the 32B General Hospital, in Amara, Mesopotamia.

John was twice mentioned in Dispatches, and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).


Chaplain John Henry Horton McNeill
Rank: Chaplain
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Degree: MA BD
Awards: Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Mentioned in Despatches
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University of Glasgow Registry Records: Matriculation books (R8/5/16/6, R8/5/15/6, R8/5/14/6, R8/5/13/6, R8/5/12/6, R8/5/11/6, R8/5/10/6, R8/5/9/6, R8/5/8/6, R8/5/7/6) Prize Lists (R7/3/2), University Calendars (SEN10/24, 30, 32, 33), Graduation lists (R1/2/1, R1/1/1)

With thanks to Angus McGregor for the additional information in this biography, and his University Story biography.

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