Today we remember …
|28th April 1917
Charles MacDowell, D Social 1912. Captain, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds received in the Battle of Arras.
He joined the Black Watch as a second lieutenant on the declaration of war. He served two years at the front with his battalion, was wounded twice, before being mortally wounded on April 8, while commanding his company. He was promoted captain shortly after his 18th birthday. His colonel writes : – “I cannot say how splendidly he has done, although so young. As keen as possible, after he was wounded his whole thoughts were for the men of his company and never once for himself.“