A Great War Mesopotamia July 1916 Officer Casualty Memorial Plaque named to Walter Millar McLachlan, a 2nd Lieutenant with the 12th Service Battalion, Highland Light Infantry attached to the 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, who was killed in action on 11th July 1916.
Great War Memorial Plaque named to; (WALTER MILLAR McLACHLAN)
Condition: light polished, Very Fine.
Walter Millar McLachlan was born on 12th September 1892 in Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, the youngest of three sons of Duncan McLachlan, a railway station master, and his wife Helen, nee Boyd. The family lived at Catchcart in Renfrewshire. Educated at Glasgow University, he was a member of the Glasgow University Officer Training Corps, and studied for an Arts Degree in Italian, Latin and Moral Philosophy during 1914 to 1915.
With the ongoing Great War however he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the 12th Service Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, and then saw service out in Mesopotamia attached to the 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. McLachlan was killed in action on 11th July 1916, and is buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.