Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

William Alexander Milne

Born 12th July 1879. Qualified in 1901, Address 77 Union St. Was on Medical Register in 1959, Awarded OBE in 1952 for public and medical services in Greenock. He served as a Baillie and was a President of the Greenock Burns Club. In 1915 his practice was at Hillend House, Greenock. The Scottish Medical Service Emergency Committee controlled the enrolment of doctors in Scotland during the First World War. It was headquartered at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the College was asked to be custodian of the records in 1920.To gather information, the Committee sent out forms to all medical practitioners across Scotland between December 1915 and 1919. The index contains information transcribed from these forms. Registration Forms were submitted by practitioners not holding Commissions from the Royal Army Medical Corps or the Royal Navy, and Intimation forms were submitted by or on behalf of practitioners on active duty. The registration forms give more information and indicate what work the practitioner was willing to undertake. The intimation forms are often signed by other family members. On Service - Hospital Ship "Soudan" at Gallipoli The names of the surgeons serving in H.M.S. "Soudan" from the 1st January to 1st July, 1915, are as follows:— Fleet Surgeon G. T. Collingwood, M.V.O., R.N. Staff Surgeon J. K. Murphy, M.D., F.R.C.S., R.N.V.