Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Law, Thomas Brydon

Rank: Surgeon

Regiment: H.M.S. Themistocles, Royal Naval Troop Ships

Biography: Son of Thomas B. Law, Aberdeen ; born Stonehaven, 12 April 1870 ; educated at Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; graduated M.B., 1892. He held various posts as Assistant Medical Practitioner at Darwen, Al-sager and Treharris, then, after a year in Turriff, he commenced practice in Macduff in 1898. Owing to ill-health Law had to take a voyage to the East in 1915, and on his return in May 1916 he joined the R.N.T.S., acting as Surgeon on troop ships conveying soldiers to and from Australia and Canada. Whilst he was on a voyage to Canada on H.M.S. "Themistocles", with invalided troops, a serious epidemic of influenza broke out on board. Dr. Law contracted the disease and was advised to give up his work but he insisted, with typical devotion to duty, on carrying on, with the result that on arriving at Quebec he had to be removed to hospital. Pneumonia having supervened, he succumbed thereto on 5 November 1918.

Date of Death: 05 November 1918

Burial Details: Buried at Mount Hermon, Quebec, No. 10428, Section Z.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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