Captain William Fotheringham
MC (bar) MB
27 Apr 1891 [Motherwell] – 15 June 1930
20 Aug 1914 Special Reserve Lieutenant RAMC.
19 Sept 1914 Mobilised.
1 Apr 1915 Captain RAMC.
1914–1918 Served with the BEF France.
16 Aug 1917 Awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Captain William Fotheringham, finding no suitable position for an aid post in the captured lines, established one in an open trench, where he attended to the wounded for four days and nights under constant shell and gas shell attack. His courage and devotion set a fine example to all those working under him.
18 July 1918 Awarded a bar to his Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Captain William Fotheringham, MC, RAMC (SR), attended to the wounded in an exposed position under heavy hostile gas shell fire. Though suffering badly from gas he continued at work with the greatest courage and determination until he was blinded by gas.
1 Aug 1919 Permanent Regular Army Commission Captain RAMC.
18 Sep 1919 Arrived from England.
1920 On duty at Mtarfa hospital which was taken over by the RAMC on 23 June 1920. While at Malta he represented the Corps at Golf.
25 July 1921 To England on sick leave.
29 Nov 1921 Returned from England.
20 Sep 1922 Left for Constantinople.
1922–1923 Served at Constantinople.
16 June 1923 Retired.
- Entry No: 1214. Drew R. 1968. Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army 1690–1960. Vol. II. Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898–1960, London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- Succession Books Vol XXVI, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.