James Gillespie Slimon

Biography of James Gillespie Slimon

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander James Gillespie Slimon was born in Kirkintilloch and studied at the University, graduating MB, ChB in 1929. He became a Surgeon Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and was awarded a Diploma in Tropical Medicine by the University of Liverpool in 1936.

Slimon served aboard the light cruiser HMS Edinburgh during the war. He was killed in a train accident on 14 December 1939.


James Gillespie Slimon
Born 27 March 1906, Kirkintilloch, Scotland.
Died 14 December 1939.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1929;
Father's Details: Alex Slimon; Manufacturer
War Service: Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Navy
Grave / Memorial: Kirkintilloch (Auld Aisle) Cemetery, Scotland
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 15th Dec 2007

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