RICHARDSON, James Walker Freer

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Medical Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
254912
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Tuesday, September 12, 1916
Birthplace: 
India
Died : 
Monday, December 14, 1953
Age: 
37
Doctor James Richardson, M.R.C.S., was commissioned Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps, on 12 September 1942 [1].  He later became Medical Officer of 44RM Commando and received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma [2][2a]. 

Post war he served as senior resident medical officer at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, and then general practice at Guildford. He took the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons at the end of 1950 [3].

Sources
[1] London Gazette 35880, page 534.
[2] London Gazette 37425, page 385.
[2a] Awards in 3 Cdo Bde Jungle Book Issue 9.
[3] The Royal College of Surgeons of England website / Collection: Plarr's Lives of the Fellows.
 
Notes
The precise date he became M.O. is not known by this archive but he later wrote an article about the Akyab operation in Dec'44 / Jan'45. Captain C.A. McCleary had been M.O. throughout 1943 and most of 1944.
 

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