Digby Johns McLaren. 11 December 1919 — 8 December 2004

Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith

Elected FRS 1979


Digby McLaren was born in Carrickfergus near Belfast, Northern Ireland, the only child of James McLaren and his wife Louie (née Kinsey). The elder McLaren was a land agent; he was also an amateur geologist, from whom the young Digby gained his early interest in that field.