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Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 26th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

Died 2nd September 1916, age 27.

Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France.

Former student of medicine.


 

Harold was born in 1889 the only son of the Rev. James Proudfoot, a Methodist Missionary at Green Park, St. Ann, Jamaica. The family moved to Loughborough while he was a child and he was educated at Loughborough Grammar School before entering the School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh to study medicine between 1906 and 1911, gaining an M.B. and a Ch.B. He found a post at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before moving to a post in Monsal Fever Hospital, Manchester, and later Bolton Infirmary. He entered the University of Manchester to study part time for his D.P.H in 1912.

He enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps in early 1915 and was promoted Lieutenant in May 1915, and Captain in May 1916 by which time he was serving in France as Medical Officer to 26th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action by a bursting shell alongside three other officers from his unit on 2nd September 1916 by shell fire near Mametz Wood, he was 27.