LIEUTENANT-COLONEL WILLIAM LAMONT, Commanding the 4th Lowland (City of Glasgow) Howitzer Brigade, R.F.A., is a native of Glasgow, being youngest son of the late James Lamont, shipowner, there, and received his education at Glasgow Academy and Glasgow University. After serving an apprenticeship as a chartered accountant and stockbroker with Messrs. M'Cowan & Duncan, C.A., he started business on his own account in 1888. and is a partner of the firm of Lamont, Macquisten & Co. Apart from business he finds time to indulge in several enthusiasms. He takes much interest in Highland matters, and in 1895 originated the Clan Lamont Society, of which he has been from the first the Honorary Treasurer. The society in 1906 erected the memorial which stands on the scene of the clan's notorious massacre at Dunoon. He is also a lover of art, and upon the institution of the Glasgow Society of Artists seven years ago he was appointed secretary, a position he still holds. But his chief hobby has been volunteering. In 1880 he enrolled as a member of the 1st L.R.V., then, after serving for ten years, he took a commission in the Lanarkshire Volunteer Artillery, of which he was Major and Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding the Fifth Brigade.
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)