THE Lieutenant-Colonel and Hon. Colonel of the late Royal Army Medical Corps (Volunteer), commanding Glasgow companies, is a son of the late Surgeon-General George Stewart Beatson, C.B., Honorary Physician to Queen Victoria, and was born at Trincomalee, Ceylon, some fifty-nine years ago. He spent part of his boyhood in Campbeltown, and received his education at King William's College, Isle of Man, at Clare College, Cambridge, and at Edinburgh University. He graduated B.A. at Cambridge, and is M.D. of Edinburgh, as well as an Honorary Associate of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. In 1878 he settled in Glasgow. He joined the 1st Lanark artillery, but after serving for twelve years took charge of the Glasgow Companies of the Volunteer Medical Corps. Dr. Beatson superintended the sending out to South Africa during the war, through the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital, of the full equipment for a base hospital. In 1908 he was appointed Principal Medical Officer of the Lowland Division of the Scottish Territorial Force. He has taken a great interest in ambulance work and has written on the subject. Among his appointments are those of Surgeon to Glasgow Western Infirmary and to Glasgow Cancer Hospital. He is also Chairman of the Council of St. Andrew's Ambulance Association, and of the Red Cross Branch of the Association, is a member of the Council of the British Red Cross Society, and was formerly examiner in Surgery to Edinburgh University. His recreations are shooting, fishing, and golf. In November, 1907, he was made K.C.B., and in January, 1908, he was entertained at a complimentary dinner in Glasgow at which the Duke of Montrose occupied the chair. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Glasgow.

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