James Bryan Fotheringham

Biography of James Bryan Fotheringham

James Bryan Fotheringham in final year medical dinner book, 1914
James Bryan Fotheringham in final year medical dinner book, 1914

James Bryan Fotheringham graduated from the University MB ChB 1914 and won a Sporting Blues Award in golfing in 1912.

Fotheringham was born on 13th March 1890 in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. His father John was also a doctor.

James Bryan Fotheringham attended the University of Glasgow from 1908 until 1914. He won a class prize in Zoology as well as a class certificate in the practice of medicine under Professor Monro and a commendation certificate in clinical surgery. In 1914 he obtained his MB ChB degree. He attended university at the same time as his younger brother William, who also studied medicine.

Fotheringham came from a golfing family. His younger brother William also studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and was the Scottish golfing champion in 1912 – the same year in which James Bryan Fotheringham won the Sporting Blues Award for his achievements in golf, with special mention being given to his successes in matches against St. Andrews and Edinburgh universities.

In the First World War he served in the R.A.M.C., leaving active service as a Colonel. After the war, Fotheringham practised as a doctor. He died on 6th February 1963 in Ipswich.


James Bryan Fotheringham
Born 13 March 1890.
Died 6 February 1963.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MBChB, 1914;
Record last updated: 11th Dec 2015

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