Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1376/14
Title: Tribute to Peter Alexander
Date of Creation: 1969
Place of Creation: Glasgow, Scotland
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 1376
Content: Tribute to Peter Alexander. Typescript, with some manuscript annotations, of a speech made by George Kerr (Honorary Secretary) at the annual reunion of the 6th Cameron Highlanders Reunion Club, Saturday 27th September 1969.
Recalls Peter Alexander as a student before war broke out and relates circumstances of joining up together in the second contingent of volunteers from Glasgow University; briefly recounts Peter's experience as a machine gunner in World War One and subsequent career as an academic, speaking warmly of his character.
Physical Description: 3 sheets.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Speech
Accession Number: 2574
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: George Kerr fl.1914-1975
Soldier of the 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders. Later secretary of the battalion reunion club.
subject: Peter Alexander 1893-1969
Professor of English, University of Glasgow. Served with the 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders in the Machine Gun section in World War One.
subject: Great Britain. Army. 6th Cameron Highlanders
subject: University of Glasgow
Founded 7 January 1451 by bull of Pope Nicholas V.
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