Surgeon - Sub Lieutenant Percy Bellwood Farrar

Biography of Surgeon - Sub Lieutenant Percy Bellwood Farrar

Percy Bellwood Farrar was born in Kilmarnock on 23rd December 1897. His father Thomas was a coachman and later a gardener. At the time he went up to begin his medical studies at the University in 1916, the family lived at Piersland Place, London Road, Kilmarnock. He was a good student and, from first year onwards, he collected a great many certificates of merit. In his final years he took 4th place in Clinical Medicine, 10th in the Practice of Medicine, and first class certificates in Systematic Surgery, Psychological Medicine, Midwifery and Gynaecology, and graduated MB ChB in 1921, towards the top of his year.

While he studied, he also served as a Sub-Lieutenant Surgeon in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. In 1927 he published a book of poetry, Random Rhymes which reflected on his experience and thoughts of war and peace. He also continued with his academic study of Medicine after the war and graduated MD from the University of Glasgow on 23rd April 1926. His thesis was on The Early Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in School Children. His brother, Hugh Bellwood Farrar, was also a Glasgow graduate, a MA (1914). Both survived the war, Percy to return to a medical career, Hugh to become a teacher and to be awarded an Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Percy Bellwood Farrar died on 31st May 1938.

 

Summary

Surgeon - Sub Lieutenant Percy Bellwood Farrar
Rank: Surgeon - Sub Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Degree: Student
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Sources

University of Glasgow Registry, Faculty and General Council Records

Biography: Additional information contributed by Samantha Patricia Spoor

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