West Highland Cottage Hospital, Oban.
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed on landing in a Sunderland - calm water meant misjudged height.
|Transferred to QVH:
Lacerations to face, fractured skull, so badly injured assumed dead.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.
|Age at Death:
Assigned to escorting convoys and anti-U-boat operations, out of Oban, Scotland.
Martin crashed in the water off Oban. He was saved by a rescue boat and assumed dead, before being taken to hospital. He returned to active service after his treatment at QVH, going on to be Chief of Staff of the 20,000 strong force in the Cocos Islands in preparation for an Allied assault of Singapore.
One of McIndoe's first patients and a founding member of the Club.
Funeral held 25/04/2014.