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Slimon, James Gillespie

Surg. Lieut.-Cndr. James Gillespie Slimon was killed by a train in Dec., 1939 while on leave. He graduated M.B., Ch.B., at the University of Glasgow in 1929. After holding the post of health officer at Kuala Lumpur in the Federated Malay States he entered the Royal Navy as surg. Lieut early in 1934 and was promoted in Jan., 1939. British Medical Journal 17 Oct.1942.


First name(s)James Gillespie
Date of birth27 March 1906
Place of birthKirkintilloch, Scotland
Family detailsSon of Alexander Mackintosh Slimon and Belle Brown Slimon of Kirkintilloch, husband of Helen Brown Slimon
CollegeGuy's Hospital
QualificationsM.B., Ch.B. 1929; D.T.M.1936
Military unitRoyal Navy, H.M.S. Edinburgh
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death14 December 1939
Age at death33
Rank at deathSurgeon-Lieutenant
Burial placeKirkintilloch (Auld Aisle) Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Not on Guy’ s Memorial; Memorial at St David's Memorial Park Parish Church, Alexandra Road, Kirkintilloch
NotesThe University of London Gazette dated July 24 contained a Roll of Honour. Among the medical officers listed there are three whose deaths have not been recorded in this column – namely Surg. Lieut.-Cmdr. J.G. Slimon, R.N., Surg. Lieut. G. L. Cutts, R.N.V.R. and Lieut.-Col. J. J. Rooney, I.M.S. all of whom have been students at Guy’ s Hospital. British Medical Journal 17 Oct. 1942
SourcesGuy’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal.

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