INDENTSecond Lieutenant Neil McNeill, born 1894 at Yokohama, Japan, educated at Harris Hill and Charterhouse, was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Black Watch 8 July 1914 and proceeded to Belgium 25 September 1914. He was killed in action whilst in command of a platoon of 'A' Company in the 1st Battle of Ypres 11 November, 1914. "...Under cover of the bombardment, a strong force drove back 'D' Coy and the two platoons of 'A' Coy entrenched in the South West corner of Polygon Wood, and broke through the line. Second Lieut. McNeill commanding this portion of 'A'Coy, was last seen on the parapet of his trench, revolver in hand, fighting gallantly to the end with all his men" (The Regimental History refers). He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.