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Christopher Bentley Meadows, M.C., who lived in Saltcoats, in the Parish of Ardrossan, Ayrshire, was born in Houston Renfrewshire on 24 May 1894, the second of the three children of Ada and Christopher Meadows, a self-employed artist specialising in animals and portraits . Christopher Bentley Meadows attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1910 to 1915 as a full-time student of Drawing and Painting. In 1913, he received a Haldane Day Bursary for £20 and, the following year, was the recipient of a £50 Maintenance Bursary. During the First World War, he served as a Private in the 17th Highland Light Infantry, Lance Corporal in the 9th Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) and, finally, 2nd Lieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battalion. He was killed in action on 19 May 1918. Christopher Bentley Meadows was awarded the Military Cross and is buried in Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. He is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.
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