W.R.D. McNaughton

William Robert Duguid McNaughton was born on the 17th May 1898 in Rosemount, Buckie, in the county of Banff.

He was admitted as a solicitor in Scotland in 1922. (A son, also WRD McNaughton, would later also be admitted as a solicitor in Scotland, in 1957.)

McNaughton would later be appointed an Advocate (year not known, but he is shown as such in the Edinburgh Gazette of 15 February, 1955, p 102).

He was a member of Perth CC and Glasgow Central CC, but by 1933 he was representing the Bon Accord Chess Club in Aberdeen when that club won the 1933 Spens Cup. He was also on the team when Bon Accord won the Spens Cup for a second time in 1946.

He participated in the 1935 Scottish Championship and the 1939 Scottish Championship, held in Aberdeen. He was also one of the organisers of the latter event.

McNaughton died in Aberdeen in 1967, aged 69.

The Scottish Chess Association Year Books from 1946 through 1954 show his address as 20 Belmont Street, Aberdeen. This may have been his business address.

Further infomation about Mr McNaughton (and a photo) would be welcomed.

Birth certificate.
Derek Laing, formerly a solicitor in private practice, who has been researching material on the history of the legal firms in the North East of Scotland.

Alan McGowan