Neil MacVicar

Military Information

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  • Rank: Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 04.05.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVII.D.14.

Personal Information

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  • Address: 24 South Tay St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Medical Student, University College, Dundee
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  • Father:

    Colin MacVicar M.D. 24 South Tay St, Dundee

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More about Neil MacVicar

Neil MacVicar   Seaforth Highlanders

DUNDEE DOCTOR’S ONLY SON

DIES OF WOUNDS.

Second-Lieutenant Neil MacVicar, of the Seaforth Highlanders, only son of Dr Colin MacVicar, 24 South Tay Street, Dundee, has died of wounds received in the recent fighting.  Twenty-two years of age, Lieutenant MacVicar was in his third year as a medical student at University College, Dundee, and had previously been a pupil of Harris Academy and High School.  In March, 1916, he went to the officers’ training school, was gazetted to the Seaforths in July, and proceeded to the front in August.  He was wounded in the Somme advance at Beaumont Hamel, and on recovering from his wounds returned to the firing line.

Lieutenant MacVicar was a very promising young man, and his death will be mourned in a wide circle of friends.

Dundee Courier 7th May 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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