A First War Canadian Pair to Captain Mac Lennan C.A.M.C. Consign: 17
A First War Canadian Pair to Captain Mac Lennan C.A.M.C. - British War Medal (CAPT. E.K. MAC LELLAN.); and Victory Medal (CAPT. E.K. MAC LELLAN.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, dark patina on the BWM, original ribbons, surface wear on the VM, better than very fine. Accompanied by assorted research papers. Footnote: Edward Kirkpatrick MacLellan was born on July 30, 1888 in Pictou, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. He attended school at Pictou Academy and after 1900, attended the Halifax Academy. He graduated from Dalhousie University Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1909, before the age of 21, one of the youngest graduates in Nova Scotia. Dr. MacLellan did postgraduate work at Sloane Hospital in New York City, then opened a practice in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Subsequently, he returned to Halifax, where he opened the Halifax Hospital for Women, the first maternity hospital in the province. MacLellan was listed on the Militia List of 1913 as being with the Army Medical Corps, Divisional Area No. 6 and upon the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted for overseas service. He signed his Attestation Paper, on October 28, 1915 in Halifax, at the age of 27, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Helen Stewart MacLellan, stating that he had four years' previous military service with the Army Service Corps, that he was Married and that his trade was that of Physician and Surgeon. From 1915 to 1918, he was a member of the Dalhousie University Medical Unit in England and France. He was named to the rank of Lieutenant on July 20, 1916 and was later named Captain towards the end of the war. Upon his return from overseas in 1918, he became Chief Medical Officer of Pine Hill Military Hospital in Halifax. In 1919, he joined the staff of Camp Hill Military Hospital in Halifax, remaining there as Chief Medical Officer until 1938. It was during this time that he also carried on private practice and university teaching. He was a Specialist in Obstetrics, enabling him to become Professor of Obstetrics at Dalhousie University and was one of Canada's outstanding doctors in this field. In 1929, he was made a Charter Fellow of the F.R.C.S. (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons), followed in 1932 by his election as a member to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, then raised to Fellowship in 1935. MacLellan is shown on the Militia List of 1934 as a Captain with No. 7 Reserve General Hospital in Halifax. He was married to Helen Stewart MacLellan and together, they had two children, one son and one daughter. MacLellan died on January 25, 1951, at the age of 62.