Andrew Marshall Downie Scotland Turkey

Biography of Andrew Marshall Downie

Andrew Marshall Downie graduated BSc from the University in 1899.

He was born at Shettleston, Glasgow on 18 August 1875, son of James, a manufacturer. Downie enrolled at the University in 1896 to study Engineering, during which time he was awarded 1st prize in the Engineering Laboratory class in session 1896-97. He graduated in Engineering on 18 April 1899 and went on to become a civil engineer, later gaining a diploma from the Technical College in Mechanical Engineering.

During the First World War, Downie served in the Army, becoming Major Andrew Marshall Downie of the 5th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. He died of wounds received in Gallipoli on 20 July 1915, age 39.

See his WWI biography at the University's WWI Roll of Honour.



Archival Materials

  • R3/1/1 (vol 2) Register of dates of birth of graduates Vols.I-III 1881-1915
  • R4/5/2 Schedules of Graduates in Science (BSc) 1895-1906
  • R8/5/17/3 Matriculation Slip 1896-1897
  • SEN10/40 University Calendar 1897-1898


Andrew Marshall Downie
Born 18 August 1875.
Died 20 August 1915.
GU Degree: BSc, 1899; Science and Engineering,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: engineers, civil; military
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Engineering graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1899
Record last updated: 29th Apr 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Lanarkshire
Place of Birth

Turkey Turkey, Dardanelles
Place of Death