Digby Johns McLaren. 11 December 1919 — 8 December 2004

Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith

Elected FRS 1979

Abstract

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.