James Purdie

Biography of James Purdie

James Purdie was a medical graduate of the University of Glasgow.

James was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, the son of William Purdie, a co-operative store manager.

James first came to the University in 1908, aged 17, and enrolled to study Medicine. In his first year, he registered to take classes in Anatomy and Physiology, and in his second year, he registered for classes in Anatomy, Practical Anatomy, Materia Medica and Infirmary. James graduated MB ChB in 1913.

After graduating, James served in the First World War. He was a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps - Special Reserve, and was awarded the Military Cross.

James later moved south, and died in 1939. He is buried at St. Giles' Church, Ashtead, in Surrey, along with his wife, Ethel Woodcock.


James Purdie
Born 4 March 1891.
Died 7 July 1939.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1913;
Record last updated: 24th Apr 2020

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