Papers of Richard Donaldson, 1893-1918, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • English notes, 1912-1913;
  • Astronomy notes, 1914-1915.

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Richard Donaldson was born in Glasgow in 1893  . His father, also a Richard Donaldson, was a patternmaker. Richard attended the University of Glasgow from 1910-1915  , taking classes in Mathematics and Chemistry in his first year, Mathematics (Higher Ordinary), French and Natural Philosophy in his second, Mathematics (Intermediate Honours), Natural Philosophy and English in his third, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Physics in his fourth year and Mathematics and Astronomy in his fifth and final year. At some point during his fifth year he interrupted his studies to serve in WW1 and joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Anson Battalion) as a Lieutenant. He was awarded the Military Cross in December 1917 for distinguished service in the field. Richard was killed in action in France on 05 September 1918  and was buried at Croisilles Railway Cemetery .


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 18 March 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 24 March 2005. Amended by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 20 May 2011.

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