Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Biography: Son of David Dewar, draper ; born Peterculter, 4 January 1893 ; educated at Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; and at the University where he graduated M.B. (with distinction), in 1915, distinguishing himself alike in his classes, and on the playing fields. Throughout his University career he was conspicuous in the rugby team and in the cricket eleven but remained untouched by his more than ordinary popularity and was genuinely beloved by a wide circle of friends. On the outbreak of war he was mobilized as a private in the R.A.M.C., but in October 1914 returned to Aberdeen to complete his medical studies. After his graduation he rejoined as a Lieutenant in the same corps and proceeded in November 1915 to France, where he was killed by a shell on 3 February 1916. Short though his period of service in France was, he had already won the affectionate regard of the officers and men with whom he was associated, while his friends at home and abroad felt it hard that he, who had exulted so openly in the joyousness of life and had exemplified so attractively the vigour of youth, should die so young.
Date of Death: 03 February 1916
Burial Details: Buried at Humbercamps Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot 2, Row A, Grave2
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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