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Biographical entry McMillan, Alec (1900 - 1957)

MRCS 1925; FRCS 1928; MB BS London 1925; LRCP 1925.

14 August 1900
Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
14 August 1957
Military surgeon


Alec McMillan was born at Brierley Hill, Staffordshire on 14 August 1900. Little is known of his career until he was commissioned in the regular army in 1928. He served in India and China before crossing to France with the BEF in 1939. He was safely evacuated at Dunkirk and then returned overseas to serve in West Africa, the Middle East and India until 1945. After two years in England he was posted to East Africa for a year before returning to be Officer in Charge of the Surgical Division at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich 1948-49 and the Military Hospital, Catterick 1949-50. He was appointed Colonel in 1950 and then appointed Consultant Surgeon to the British Army of the Rhine 1950-51 and then at GHQ, Middle East Land Forces. His final appointment was as Officer in Charge, Surgical Division at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich 1954-57.

He retired from the RAMC on 14 August 1957. Unfortunately we have no records of him from that date. His last known address was Fareham, Hants.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army 1660-1960. vol.2, p.240].

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