Beveridge, Bernard Gordon
Regiment: 2/1st Highland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
Biography: Son of Dr. A. T. Gordon Beveridge; born Aberdeen, 29 June 1888 ; graduated M. B. , 1912 ; Private, Scottish Horse (University Company), 1908; Lieutenant, R.A.M.C., December 1914. He served in France with the 2/1 st Highland Field Ambulance until his death on 21 March 1918 near Bapaume. He was superintending the disposal of the men of his unit in a sunken road for shelter as their hutments were being shelled, when he was mortally wounded and died some hours afterwards at the 51st Divisional Main Dressing Station at Beugny. On 20 October 1917 Beveridge had been awarded the M.C. for gallantry during the action in front of the Canal near Essex Farm north of Ypres. The official notice in the "London Gazette" said : "He was in charge of a Divisional Collecting and Relay Bearer Post, and organized and carried out the evacuation of the wounded over the open under continuous fire. It was only by his unfailing courage and energy that the work was accomplished". He was a man of remarkable sweetness of disposition and charm of manner, with a quaint humour all his own. He was rightly both respected and beloved by those who served with and under him.
Honours: Military Cross
Date of Death: 21 March 1918
Burial Details: Buried at Bancourt British Cemetery, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 12.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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