Crofton, Sir. John b. March 27, 1912 d. November 3, 2009 Medical Pioneer. A pulmonologist, he devised the first effective treatment regimen for tuberculosis (TB) during the 1950s. The child of a physician, he received his M.D. from Cambridge University, then took specialty training at St. Thomas Hospital in London; joining the Royal Army in 1939, Sir John served at field hospitals in Europe and the Middle East. Peace left him out of work until he accepted a registrar (senior faculty) position at London's Brompton Hospital where, in 1946, he became...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Daiches, Dr. David b. September 2, 1912 d. July 15, 2005 Author. He was born in Sunderland, England and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland where his father was the Chief Rabbi of Scotland. He attended University of Edinburgh. He earned his Master's Degree with first class honors in 1934 and his doctorate in 1939 from Balliol College at Oxford University in 1939. He became a Professor of English Literature at the University of Chicago in 1939 but left there to work for the British Information Service in New York City and later as second secretary to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Genet) Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Graham, Sir. John Reginald Noble b. September 17, 1892 d. December 6, 1980 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Calcutta, British India, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 136 Company, Machine Gun Corps, 28th Brigade. During the Samarrah Offensive, Bagdad, on April 22, 1917, Lieutenant Graham was in command of a machine-gun section under very heavy enemy which was causing many casualties to his men. Across open ground Lieutenant Graham assisted in carrying the ammunition and although wounded he continued to control his guns. During a mass counter-attack...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland Plot: Cremated; ashes buried at the foot of the Memorial Cross.