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RAMC profile of:
William McKim Herbert McCULLAGH M.B., F.R.C.S.
 
 


Place or Date
of Birth:
1889

Service Number:

TF Number:

Rank: Col

Unit: 4th Field Ambulance

Attached To:

Enlistment Location:

Also Served: See below

Outcome: Survived the war

Date Died: 17th August 1964
Age Died: 75

Where Buried and/or Commemorated:

Awards: DSO; MC; MiDx5

Gazette Reference: 1/1/1918; 18/2/1915
 


Other Information:

William was educated at the Methodist College and Queen’s University, Belfast. He took his B.A. in 1910, gaining first place in the first-class honours, and qualified M.B., B.Ch. B.A.O. in 1913. He was also awarded the McQuitty Scholarship that year. He gained a commission in the R.A.M.C. (Special Reserve) at the rank Lieutenant and entered the war in France on 20th August 1914. He was attached to the 4th Field Ambulance up until 1918; and during this time he was promoted to Captain, on 1st April 1915 and acting Major, on 4th January 1918. On 28th January 1918, he became acting Lieutenant Colonel whilst in command of a medical unit, and served with the 137th Field Ambulance. He relinquished this rank on 21st June 1919. In 1922, William took the F.R.C.S., He was promoted to Major on 28th February 1934, and was elected F.R.C.O.G in 1937. During the Second World War, he became Assistant Director of Medical Services with the 47th London Division, Territorial Army from 1939 to 1942, and held the same post in Sierra Leone from 1942 to 1944. From 1944 to 1945 he was the officer commanding Campbell College Military Hospital, Belfast. His tenure in the T.A. expired in 1955. In 1956 he was awarded the Arnott Memorial medal by the Irish Medical Schools and Graduates Association. He acted as examiner for the Central Midwives Board and was a member of several medical societies. During his medical career, William held posts at Queen Charlotte’s and the Samaritan Hospitals, and the Royal Infirmary at Sunderland, as well as hospitals in Harrow and Hackney, and the Maida Vale and Bushey Heath. He was appointed Honorary Obstetric Surgeon to the City of London Maternity Hospital and Honorary Gynecological Surgeon to the Samaritan Hospital for Women. He was Gynaecologist to St. Andrew’s, Dollis Hill, at the time of his death. William was the eldest son of S W McCullagh of Roselands, Rosetta Park, Belfast. [Photograph: Belfast Evening News - courtesy of Nigel Henderson]


 
 
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