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Biography of James William Otto van Millingen

James William Otto van Millingen graduated MB CM from the University in 1898. He was born at Constantinople, modern day Istanbul, son of James, director of telegraph affairs in Turkey.

Millingen first enrolled at the University from 1887 until 1894, and again in 1896, finally graduating MB in 1898. After graduation, Millingen served for two years on plague duty in Alexandria, Egypt. Thereafter he was selected by the India Office for plague duty in India.

During the First World War, Millingen served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, obtaining the rank of Captain. He received a the British War medal and the Victory medal in 1916 for his service on board hospital ships. Millingen left active service on account of ill-health and was granted the honorary rank of Captain on 21 November 1918.

In 1931 Millingen was listed in the Medical Register at Harlesden, London. He died on 16 July 1932 Maidenhead, Berkshire.


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  • R3/1/1 (vol 2) Register of dates of birth of graduates Vols.I-III 1881-1915


James William Otto van Millingen
Born 20 February 1870.
Died 16 July 1932.
GU Degree: MB CM, 1898; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: military; surgeons
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1898
Record last updated: 21st Jan 2014

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Turkey Turkey, Istanbul
Place of Birth

England England, Berkshire, Maidenhead
Place of Death

Egypt Egypt, Alexandria

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