Basic Biographical Details

Name: Herbert Forsyth Gammie
Born: 1884
Died: 1918
Bio Notes: Herbert Forsyth Gammie was born in 1884, the youngest son of William Forsyth Gammie, architect and clerk of works, and his wife Isabella. He was attended George Watson's College about 1898-1900. He worked as an architect with H M Office of Works.

He enlisted in the 9th Royal Scots (2nd division) at the outbreak of war in 1914 and rose rapidly to become Company Quarter Master Sergeant. Early in 1917 he was gazetted to the 3rd Cameron Highlanders and sailed to India in May of that year, joining the forces in Mesopotamia. In July 1918 he was promoted from temporary 2nd Lieutenant to temporary lieutenant. He was temporarily attached to the 17th North Staffordshire Regiment but was killed in the fight at the evacuation of Baku.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Morningside Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1891 *  
Item 2 of 219, Gardan Lane (Jordan Lane?), Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1901  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)  Assistant 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neill GilhooleyInformation sent to Dictionary Sent November 2015