Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Garbutt, James Reston Gardiner

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to King's Own Scottish Borderers

Biography: Son of William Garbutt, banker ; born Portsoy, 28 March 1889 ; educated Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; graduated M.B., 1911. After graduation, with a view to specializing, he worked in a Sheffield hospital until war broke out. In December 1914 Garbutt received a commission in the R.A.M.C., and served for a few months at Preston and St. Omer Military Hospitals. He wished, however, to get to the fighting line and became attached to the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Only ten days after joining the regiment, on 1 December 1915, he was killed by a shell while on duty.

Date of Death: 01 December 1915

Burial Details: Buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 5.

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

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