McLaggan, James Murray
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to Royal Fusiliers
Biography: Son of James McLaggan, banker; born Torphins, 19 July 1891 ; educated at Torphins and later at Robert Gordon's College ; proceeded to Aberdeen University 1908 ; graduated M.B., 1913. He served as House Physician at the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, under Professor Ashley Mackintosh. Mobilized at the outbreak of war, after a few months service at Netley Hospital, he was attached to a Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers whose varying fortunes he shared for almost four years in France, Egypt and Salonika, and finally France once more. He was awarded the Military Cross at the Battle of Loos, in the dark and strenuous days of 1915. On his return to France from the East, he was offered an administrative appointment, but preferred to follow his old Battalion through the final push. In the closing days of the war he met his death by a sniper's bullet, when out tending a wounded man, 4 October 1918.
Honours: Military Cross
Date of Death: 04 October 1918
Burial Details: Buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, Plot 2, Row D., Grave 14
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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