Lieutenant Douglas Taylor

Biography of Lieutenant Douglas Taylor

Douglas Taylor was born on 7th July 1895, in the Whiteinch district of Glasgow. His parents were John and Jessie Higgins Taylor, and his father was a physician.

He attended the High School of Glasgow, and then went on to the University, in 1912, to follow in his father’s footsteps by studying Medicine.

He was a diligent student and in his 4th year received a commendation in Clinical Surgery. During his final year of study he acted as a clinical assistant at the Govan District Asylum in Hawkhead.

After graduation, initially Douglas' health prevented him from signing up. He was instead accepted as a medical officer in the district of Torridon, Ross-hire. He was gazetted lieutenant in May 1918, in the Royal Army Medical Corp-Special Reserve and sent to Greece.

He served in the 41st General Hospital in Salonika, and it was there he was working that he contracted dysentery and malaria. He died on 26th July 1918 at the age of 23 years old.

He was buried in the Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery. His obituary was published in the Glasgow Medical Journal, and he is also remembered on the High School of Glasgow Roll of Honour.

Summary

Lieutenant Douglas Taylor
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps - Special Reserve
Degree: MB ChB
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died on service
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

Glasgow High School Book of Service and Remembrance

University of Glasgow Registry Records

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