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LIEUTENANT D. A. BANNATYNE
9TH
(HIGHLANDERS) BATTALION THE ROYAL SCOTS
(LOTHIAN REGIMENT), T.F.
School House
DOUGLAS ALEXANDER BANNATYNE was the third and youngest son of
Mark Bannatyne, a partner of the firm of Bannatyne, Kirkwood
&
Co.,
Writers, of Glasgow, and of Kate Broadley his wife, of
IS
Windsor
Terrace West, Glasgow.
He entered the School with a Scholarship in 189
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and left in 1896. In
that year he was in the Running VIII, and came in second, after a close
finish, in the Crick, for which a new record was established. His scholastic
attainments were varied, and, besides the Tait Prize for Divinity, he won
prizes for Latin, Greek, French, German and Mathematics. In 1896 he
won a Major Exhibition, and went up as a Classical Scholar to Exeter
College, Oxford. He obtained a First Class in Classical Moderations and
also in the Final Classical School. Afterwards he graduated with distinction
in Law, and was for several years Examiner in Conveyancing, at Glasgow
University, where his great-grandfather, James Millar, had been Professor
of Mathematics, and his great-great-grandfather, John Millar, had been
Professor of Law. He became a partner in his father's firm in January,
19
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5.
He took a deep interest in the work of the Scottish Episcopal Church,
especially in the east end of Glasgow, where he was largely instrumental in
the building of several new mission churches. He had a great influence
over lads and young boys, and, as a District Commissioner, did much to
further the 'Boy Scouts movement, of which he was a warm upholder. He
devoted many evenings to home-visiting in the east end. He was also
interested in the School of Art and other public work in Glasgow. He
spent many of his holidays abroad, and on one occasion travelled through a
large part of Russia.
He volunteered for service very soon after War broke out in 1914, and
trained in the Inns of Court O.T.C. Gazetted to the Royal Scots in March,
1915, he. served in Scotland, England, and Ireland, and in April, 1918, was
sent to France.
He joined his Battalion in the neighbourhood of Arras, and in July his
Division, with other Highland Divisions, was sent to the Soissons-Rheims
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