FORFAR, John Oldroyd

Title: 
Doctor (later Professor)
Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Medical Corps
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
227049
Born: 
Thursday, November 16, 1916
Died : 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Doctor John Forfar MB was commissioned into the R.A.M.C. on 21st February 1942. He was attached to the 10th Bn. Royal Marines and when it was disbanded in 1943 he became the Medical Officer for the newly designated 47RM Commando. He remained as such until the end of hostilities. In March 1945 he received both a Mention in Despatches and the Military Cross for his gallant and distinguished service. 
  • In 1983 Professor John Forfar, MC., F.R.S.E., was awarded the James Spence Medal, the British Paediatric Association's highest honour, for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of paediatrics*.
Sources
1942 London Gazette 35496, page 1324.
1945 (MC) London Gazette 36994, page 1542.
1945 (MiD) London Gazette 36994, page 1564.
* Commando Association newsletter 78.
The book 47RM Commando From Onaha to the Scheldt, author Prof. (Capt) John Forfar MC.
 
Notes
The Imperial War Museum recorded an interview with him about his military service [Listen....].
 

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