Mary Symon

1863 - 27 May 1938

Born in Dufftown, the elder daughter of John Symon and Isabella Duncan, Mary Symon was educated in Dufftown, then Edinburgh, and graduated from St Andrews University.

Her poems were published in various magazines, including the Scots Magazine and the Aberdeen University Review. Her collected poems, "Deveron Days" was published in 1933.

In addition to her own name she also published under the pen names "Mary Duff" "Mary Duff Alexander" and "Malcolm Forbes"

She is best remembered for her war poems, describing the feelings of those who lost friends and family in the First World War.

Aberdeen Press & Journal 28 May 1938