Lieutenant Colonel John Halliday Croom
TD FRCP FRCPED FFCM
2 July 1909 – 12 April 1986
Lieutenant Colonel John Halliday Croom was educated at Glenalmond and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He graduated in medicine in Edinburgh in 1933. Before the Second World War he was an undergraduate clinical tutor at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. where his duties included teaching medical students the elements of clinical examination.
He served throughout the war in the Royal Army Medical Corps in France, the Middle East, Malta and Italy, being mentioned in despatches and reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He returned to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1946 as a consultant physician, holding this appointment until he retired in 1974.1
26 Dec 1943 Arrived at Malta on the Hospital Ship Maine from No 27 GH. Officer in charge Medical Division 45 GH.
1944 Officer-in-charge Medical Division 45 GH.
1945 Officer-in-charge Medical Division 45 GH.
President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
- TNA:WO 177/1287, War Diaries No 45 General Hospital May 1941 to April 1946.
- 1Obituary, Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) (1986) 292:1146 (Published 26 April 1986).