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Bateman, Donald Scrimgeour

Acting Wing Cmdr. Donald Scrimgeour Bateman was killed in a flying accident overseas on March 14, aged 40. He studied medicine at Oxford University and St. Thomas's Hospital, qualified in 1930, and took the M.B., B.Ch. degrees in 1936. He obtained the Diploma in' Child Health in 1935 and the M.R.C.P. in 1937. He was appointed to the Medical Branch, R.A.F.V.R., on April 18, 1939, and was called up for service at the outbreak of war. At the time of his death he was physician in charge of the medical division of an R.A.F. hospital over-seas. British Medical Journal 1 April 1944


First name(s)Donald Scrimgeour
Date of birth1904
Place of birthRochdale Registration District
Family detailsSon of Dr. William Hirst Bateman and Ethel Jane Bateman; husband of Elsie Bateman, of South Kensington, London.
Previous educationOxford University
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
QualificationsB.A., B.M., B.Ch., M.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., D.C.H.
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 4 R.A.F. Sqdn
Date enlisted18-Apr-39
Service number72748
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death14-Mar-44
Age at death39
Rank at deathWing Commander
Cause of deathKilled on active service
Burial placeBenghazi War Cemetery, Libya
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas’ s Roll of Honour in the chapel;
SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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