William Edward Foggie

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  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Service Occupation: Commanding Officer
  • Awards: Territorial Decoration , British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1914-1915 Star, Distinguished Service Order
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Army Military Corps
  • Unit/Ship: '1/3' 3rd Highland Field Ambulance

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  • Occupation: Doctor
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More about William Edward Foggie

Lieutenant Colonel William Edward Foggie MA MB CM MD FRCP RAMC was a well known Dundee Doctor and son of Jute Merchant. He was educated Dundee High School then attended Edinburgh University, graduating MA and then MB CM in 1899. He was a resident physician at the Dundee Royal Infirmary before going into General Practice.

Foggie was also a territorial, having joined 3 Dundee Volunteer Battalion as Surgeon Captain (Medical Officer). At the beginning of WWI, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the Dundee raised 3rd Highland Field Ambulance unit, commanding 1/3. 1/3 was posted overseas early in the war with 2/3 following shortly after. 3/3 was formed but remained in Dundee.

Foggie’s military career was as equally distinguished as that of his civilian medical career. He was gzaetted at Major in 1908 and then made┬áLietenant Colonel in 1914. He earned a mention in Dispatches, a Distinguished Service Order (DSO), and received the Territorial Decoration. He also received the trio of British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 star.

Following his return from the Great War, his medical career continued to flourish. He was accorded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh (FRCP (E)) in 1926 and went on commit over 50 years service with Dundee Infirmary, as well as visiting positions at Sidlaw sanatorium and Royal Victoria Hospital. In addition to this, he was a respected lecturer at the then Medical School of University College Dundee. In his obituary in the Dundee Courier, he was described as having been ‘one of the city’s best known medical men’.

Additional information kindly supplied by Jim Flood.

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