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Biography of George Ferguson Allan

George Allan
George Allan

Captain George Ferguson Allan of the RAMC attended the High School of Glasgow. He studied at the University, graduating MB, ChB in October 1939, and became a Resident House Surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

Allan joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in May 1940 and went to Singapore in the Autumn of the following year. He was captured by the Japanese when Singapore fell in February 1942, and was engaged as a prisoner of war in the construction of railways in Thailand. In 1944 he was sent back to Singapore en route to Japan, but the transport ship on which he sailed was torpedoed on or about 13 September 1944 and he was presumed killed.


George Ferguson Allan
Born 29 October 1916, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 13 September 1944.
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1939;
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: George A Allan; Physician
War Service: Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps
Grave / Memorial: Singapore Memorial, Singapore
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 14th Feb 2013

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland
Place of Birth

Singapore Singapore, No Region

Thailand Thailand, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Graduate

WWII Roll of Honour