|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1894|
North Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1966, England|
Sir David Clyde
British Medical Journal, 1966, Vol 2, No. 5527 Page 4499. Colonel Sir David Clyde, formerly of the Indian Medical Service, died peacefully in hospital on November 23 at the age of 72. David Clyde was born March 30th 1894, and received his medical education at Glasgow University, where he graduated M.B., Ch.B, in 1916. He entered the R.A.M.C. (S.R.) immediately and served in that corps through the first world war, at the end of which he was commissioned into the I.M.S. in 1920. He spent the next few years on active service on the North-west Frontier. During leave in 1923 he took the D.P.H. and in 1925 was posted to the United Provinces as Assistant Director of Public Health in the civil public health service, but was later transferred to the medical department as a civil surgeon. He spent many years as a district medical officer, ending up as a civil surgeon at Lucknow, the provincial captial. In 1935 he proceeded M.D. with high commendations, and his service to the United Provinces were rewarded by his appointment as C.I.E. in 1941. He was president of the United Provinces Branch of the British Medical Association in 1939. In 1944 he was promoted to the rank of colonel on his appointment as inspector general of civil hospitals in Punjab. In 1947 his great ability as an administrator was marked by his selection for the most difficult medical administrative post in India, that of surgeon-general with the Government of famine-striken and war-torn Bengal, a post in which he was making his mark when independence was declared before his promotion to the rank of major-general could be gazetted. In the independence honours list on January 1, 1948 he was awarded a Knighthood. Since his return to Great Britain in 1947, he had held posts under the Ministry of Pensions.
Knightage, Scotland book--CLYDE, Col. Sir David, Kt. Bach. 1948, C.I.E. 1941, M.D.D.P.H. Surg-Gen Government of Bengal, Lieutenant I.M.S. 1920, Captain 1920, Major 1928, Civil Surgeon U.P. 1929-1947, Lt. Col. 1936, Colonel 1944. Address--Calcutta, India.
First World War British Records--CLYDE, David--R.A.M.C. Rank A/Sgt. Medal--RAMC/101 A Roll, Page 4.
Listed in Who Was Who in the British India. By John F. Riddick, Westport, CT. Greenwood Press, 1998.
Joseph Clyde (1849 - 1924)
Sarah Bradford Clyde (1849 - ____)
David Francis Clyde (1925 - 2002)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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