Friday, April 11, 2014

Cheyne, Douglas Gordon (1929-1930)

updated April 11, 2014.

Douglas Gordon Cheyne. Credit: The Cheyne Family Website.
b. October 30, 1889, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - d. June 24, 1966. MB, ChB 1910, MD 1914 (Aberd.); DPH 1914. RAMC (#14491) 1914, promotions: Lieutenant October 9, 1914, Captain April 9, 1918, Major, Lieutenant-Colonel October 30, 1938, Colonel October 4, 1944, Brigadier, ceased to be Reserve of Officers 1950; service: The Great War, Belgium, Italy 1915-19, India 1919, Royal Army Medical College, Shanghai, Deputy Assistant Director Hygiene (DADH), China Command (Shanghai Defense Force) February 12, 1927, Hong Kong nlt.1929, WWII, North Africa. Honor: MC November 1918; OBE; CBE August 5, 1943; MID August 4, 1945; Legion of Merit (USA) March 20, 1947.

HONG KONG nlt.1929-1930. Sanitary Board (vice John Southhey Bostock) December 2, 1929 - February 28, 1930, resigned.

Walter Smith Cheyne. Credit: The Cheyne Family Website.
s/o Walter Smith Cheyne (MBChM 1876, MD 1887 (Aberd.); private practitioner) and Fanny Fern Middleton. Siblings: 1. Louisa Ann Cheyne (b.1883-d.1966); 2. Edith Cheyne (; 3. Grace Mary Cheyne (b.1886-d.1979); 4. subject person.
m. Helen Mary Lawrence, Shanghai 1927[1] (b.1895, Dorset, England - d.1981, Dorset; d/o Reginald Frank Lawrence and Minnie Jackson)

Publications: Some Factors Influencing the Load of the Soldier, Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Vol. 46, 1926, p.346. Notes on Typhus in Naples, [s.n.], December 5, 1943.

[1] Lawrence served in the Voluntary Aid Department during the Great War. She became a nursing Sister in 1927 in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service after having completed training at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. She was then posted to Shanghai with the Shanghai Defense Force. It must have been quite a busy year for Lawrence as she qualified as a nursing sister, got sent to half the world away, met Cheyne and got married with him.

Selected bibliography: The British Medical Journal, February 12, 1927, p.316; August 4, 1945, p.168. The Cheyne Family Website [internet]. Hong Kong Government, Report of the Head of the Sanitary Department for the Year 1930. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, December 6, 1929, #633. The London Gazette, April 26, 1918; November 1, 1938, p.6816. The National Archives [internet]. Supplement to the British Medical Journal, September 23, 1950, p.138. Supplement to the London Gazette, September 29, 1944, p.4521. The University of Aberdeen › Roll of Honor [internet]. [internet].


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