We recently acquired this photograph. It shows the committee which had responsibility for running the University Union, one comprised of both staff and students. We have researched each of the names and found out something further about most of them.
At this time and for some time to come, the Union was an all male affair. The date also means that many of the students depicted would also see service during the First World War – where known, this is noted.
Medical graduate: MBChB 1900, MD 1903.
Frederick Nelson Menzies
Medical graduate: MBChB 1899, MD 1903.
James Myles Hogge (1873-1928)
Arts graduate: MA 1898. Later Member of Parliament.
Andrew Binny Flett (1875-1961)
Medical graduate: MBChB 1902.
Robert Dundonald Melville (1872-1927)
Arts and Law graduate: MA 1894, LLB 1896.
David Barty King (1873-1956)
MA from University of St. Andrews. Medical graduate: MBChB 1899, MD 1902. Served as Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Francis Mitchell Caird (1853-1926)
Later Professor of Clinical Medicine.
Dr Richard J A Berry
Lecturer in Anatomy. Medical graduate: MBChB 1891, MD 1894.
John Rankine (1846-1922)
Professor of Scots Law.
Hugh Nethersole Fletcher (1877-1962)
Medical graduate: MBChB 1903, MD 1909. Served as Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial).
Hugh Crichton Miller (1877-1959)
Psychotherapist and founder of the Tavistock Clinic. Arts and Medical graduate: MA 1899, MBChB 1900, MD 1902. Served as Lieutenant, then Major, Royal Army Medical Corps.
Harry Malcolm Mackenzie (c1872-1947)
Medical graduate: MBChB 1899. Served as Lieutenant, then Major, then Lieutenant Colonel, Indian Medical Service.
James Walker ( -1922)
Chartered Accountant. Honorary Treasurer to the University Union
Samuel Butcher (1850-1910)
Professor of Greek.
Dr Francis William Nicol Haultain (1861-1921)
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Medical graduate: MB CM 1882.