Roy Frew Young

Biography of Roy Frew Young

Roy Frew Young
Roy Frew Young

Roy Frew Young was awarded LLD by the University in 1947 for his work in the medical profession. He was born in 1879 in Glasgow, receiving his early education at the Glasgow Academy. He then moved to England to study arts and medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge.

After graduating Young held resident posts with Sir George Beatson at the Western Infirmary of Glasgow and with Dr J B Mackenzie Anderson at the Royal Infirmary. In 1909 he was appointed to the Junior Surgical Staff of the Western Infirmary. After the outbreak of the First World War he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was awarded the Military Cross for his service. He returned to Glasgow in 1919 and was then appointed Assistant Surgeon to the Western Infirmary. Young also worked for a time as Surgeon to the Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley until he was appointed Visiting Surgeon to the Western Infirmary in 1924, a post he held until 1944.

Young served on the Council of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for 11 years and was President from 1940 to 1942.


Roy Frew Young
Born 1879.
Died 1948.
University Link: Honorary Graduate
GU Degree: LLD, 1947;
Occupation categories: doctors
Record last updated: 16th May 2017

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  • Honorary Graduate


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