Robert Hood Brechin Scotland Greece

Biography of Robert Hood Brechin

Robert Hood Brechin, matriculation slip 1912-13
Robert Hood Brechin, matriculation slip 1912-13

Robert Hood Brechin enrolled at the University in 1912 to study for an Arts degree.

He was born at Glasgow, son of Robert, a butcher. Educated at the High School of Glasgow, matriculated at the University in 1912, aged 17, taking classes in Latin, Greek in his first year, and Logic, Geography, Constitutional Law and History in his second. With the outbreak of the First World War Brechin interrupted his studies to enlist. He served as a Private in the Highland Light Infantry, and was raised to the rank of Second Lieutenant on 7 December 1915. He served with the 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders attached to the 1st Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Brechin was killed in action during the Salonika Campaign at Macedonia on 30 September 1916, aged 21.

Second Lieutenant Robert Hood Brechin is buried in grave V. A. 5. of the Struma Military Cemetery, Greece, and commemorated in WWI Rolls of Honour of The High School of Glasgow, Pollokshields Church of Scotland, the University of Glasgow, and Glasgow Necropolis.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • Ch 4/4/2/3/957
  • R6/9 Abandoned and withdrawn student files
  • R8/5/33/1 Matriculation Slips 1912-1913 Men A - B
  • R8/5/34/1 Matriculation Slips 1913-1914 Men A - B
  • R8/5/34/1 Matriculation Slips 1913-1914 Men A - B


Robert Hood Brechin
Born 1895.
Died 30 September 1916.
GU Degree: Arts, 1912-1914;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: military
WWI: View WWI Roll of Honour Entry
English snippet: Student at the UNiversity of Glasgow in 1912-1914, WWI killed in action
Record last updated: 12th Jun 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Birth

Greece Greece, Macedonia
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student