Papers of Alfred Thomas Logan, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Framed graduation parchment of A.T. Logan awarding M.B. Ch.B, Apr 1915
  • Framed commission paper of A.T. Logan into Royal Army Medical Corps as Lieutenant, Apr 1915

Administrative / Biographical History

Alfred Thomas Logan was 22 years old in 1910 when he first attended the University of Glasgow to study medicine. He was son of Thomas Logan, a bookkeeper, and Mary Bisset Logan, of 10, Regent Park Terrace, Strathbungo, Glasgow.

Alfred graduated in MBChB in 1915 and in the same year entered the Royal Army Medical Corps and served as Lieutenant then Captain in the Special Reserve - 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. He was killed in action on 16 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in Somme, France. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.

Arrangement

Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Deposit : D. Logan : Jul 1994 : ACCN 1295

Note

Collection box listed by Sarah Jones, Assistant Archivist, 22 Sep 2004. Collection level description created by Jennifer Turner, Assistant Archivist, 29 Jan 2013.

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist

Related Material

GB0248 CH4/4/2/3/1092, press clipping in records of the University of Glasgow Chaplaincy

GB0248 CH4/4/2/2/131, photograph in records of the University of Glasgow Chaplaincy

GB0248 R, Records of Registry, University of Glasgow

GB 0248 MED, Records of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow

See also his entry in the University of Glasgow WWI Roll of Honour , and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission casualty details