08 Dec

Dr. James P Brown.

Allanna Brough, Archive, People of the Picture House

James Pearson Brown bought 20 shares in the Picture House 1912.

Dr James Pearson Brown was the son of a coal merchant and net manufacturer. James was the second eldest of five children, his Father died when he was about seven years old. He dedicated his adult life to medicine and the service of others.He graduated M.A, M.D and C.M from Glasgow University.

He served in both the Boer War and WW1, rising to the rank of Major in the R.A.M.C. He was awarded the D.S.O and was mentioned in Dispatches for his contribution and service. After the war, he was the Medical Officer for Campbeltown and served the Infectious Diseases Hospital which was located on the outskirts of the town.

Allanna Brough (July 2017)
Image: British Medical Journal, March 28th 1942

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