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Biography of Douglas Alexander Bannatyne

Douglas Alexander Bannatyne
Douglas Alexander Bannatyne

Douglas Alexander Bannatyne graduated LLB from the University in 1903.

He was born on 25 March 1890, in Glasgow to Kate Bannatyne (nee Broadley) and Mark Bannatyne, solicitor and partner of the firm Bannatyne, Kirkwood & Company.

In 1900, Bannatyne matriculated at the University of Glasgow to study Law. He lived with his family at 15 Windsor Terrace West in Glasgow for most of his degree and did very well, receiving distinction in all his subjects. He received five prizes during his time as Glasgow, in Constitutional Law & History, Civil Law, Conveyancing, Forensic Medicine and, in Scots Law, he received the Robert Ross Prize for his eminence in class examinations. After graduating on 21 April, 1903, he became a law apprentice and continued living in Glasgow in his family home.

Bannatyne joined the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps shortly after the outbreak of the First World War and received a commission for the Royal Scots in 1915. He served in the 1st/9th Battalion Royal Scots, serving on the Western Front in France. He was killed in action on 1 August 1918, in the French department of Aisne, during an Allied advance on the town of Fere-en-Tardenois.

Lieutenant Bannatyne is buried at the Raperie British Cemetery in Villmontoire and has a memorial at the Glasgow Necropolis, erected by his family.


Other Online Resources

Printed Materials

  • Jay Winter and Blaine Baggett, 1914-1918: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (London: BBC Books, 1996)

Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/46 Register of members of the general council for the year 1905
  • R3/1/1 (vol 1) Register of dates of birth of graduates Vols.I-III 1881-1915
  • R4/2/2 Schedules of Graduates in Law (LL.B & B.L) under regulations of 1893, 1897-1906
  • R8/5/21/1 Matriculation Slips 1900-1901 Men A-B
  • R8/5/22/1 Matriculation Slips 1901-1902 Men A-B
  • R8/5/23/1 Matriculation Slips 1902-1903 Men A-B
  • SEN10 Senate Calendar for 1901-1902
  • SEN10 Senate Calendar for 1902-1903
  • SEN10 Senate Calendar for 1903-1904


Douglas Alexander Bannatyne
Born 7 January 1878.
Died 1 August 1918.
GU Degree: LLB, 1903; Social Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: lawyers
WWI: View WWI Roll of Honour Entry
English snippet: Law graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1903
Record last updated: 29th May 2014

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Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
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France France, Aisne
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