Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Angus, William

Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Biography: Son of Peter Angus, Aberdeen ; born Aberdeen, 10 December 1884; educated Robert Gordon's College; graduated M. B., 1907 ; M.D. (Hons.), 1909 ; D. P. H. (Cambridge), 1910. He became House Physician in the Children's Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London, and later Senior Assistant to the Medical Superintendent of St. Pancras Infirmary. Afterwards he served as Assistant M.O.H. at Ipswich and for Herefordshire, and at the time of his enlistment was Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, and Professor of Public Health in the University of that city. Dr. Angus was refused release for war service until June 1917, when he was detailed for work in Egypt and subsequently in Palestine. In 1918 he was made A.D.M.S. (Sanitation) with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and was charged with the special duty of investigation into the causes and treatment of malaria, his treatise on that subject being published by the War Office. He was mentioned in dispatches, September 1918, and awarded the Order of the Nile, 1919. Dr. Angus was released from the Army in 1919. He died suddenly at St. Cyrus on 23 August 1919 of disease contracted during war service.

Honours: Order of the Nile

Date of Death: 23 August 1919

Burial Details: Buried at Nellfield Cemetery, Aberdeen, Section 1, Grave 1321.

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

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