125031 Captain Robert Gardner Anderson
MB CHB MRCGP
8 Sep 1911 [Glasgow] – 18 May 1979
Captain Robert Gardner Anderson was the son of a pathologist. He was educated at Queen's Park School and studied medicine at Glasgow University and the Royal Infirmary, graduating in 1935. After 18 months of hospital appointments he moved to Shropshire and started in general practice. He married in 1938.
The outbreak of war in 1939, interrupted his career and he was called up for service in the RAMC, serving first in Scotland and later in Malta, Sicily, and Italy. He rose to the rank of captain.
4 Dec 1942 Disembarked at Malta from MIDEAST. Attached to 161st Fld Amb (surplus to war establishment).
18 May 1943 Posted from the attached strength of 161st (EA) Ind Bde Gp Fld Amb as RMO 74th LAA Regt RA, and 7th HAA Regt RA.
After demobilisation he joined a partnership at Headington, Oxford, until he retired from general practice in 1975. He was a member from its early days of the Royal College of General Practitioners and also of the Oxford Medical Society. After his retirement he continued to live at Headington.
- TNA:WO 177/751, War Diaries No 161st (East Anglian) Field Ambulance RAMC September 1939 to September 1943.
- Obituary, Br Med J (1979); 1:1788 (Published 30 June 1979).