Etc. -- Dr. Harold Buck's 1919 profile
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A lightly edited transcription of the Port Rowan column on page 1 of the 13 Nov 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Dr. Harold Buck Locates in 
St. Thomas, Where He 
Takes over the Practice of the Late Dr. Duncombe.

Dr. Harold Buck, son of Mr. J. L. Buck of Port Rowan, returned from New York last week, where he has been taking a short preparatory course since getting back from overseas.

The doctor has purchased the office of the late Dr. Duncombe and will resume the practice of medicine in St. Thomas.

Dr. Buck has devoted several years to post-graduate work and has had a distinguished career in the late war.

He is a graduate of the University of Toronto's School of Medicine, 1910 class, was in the New York City Hospital for a year and a half, practiced in Toronto until he went to England in 1913 to study in the London Hospital. 

He was made a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr. Buck was in London when the war broke out. He offered his services, went to France with the Fifth Canadian Field Ambulance, and served with that unit in France and Belgium. Later he was appointed medical officer of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

About a year later, he was transferred to the Tenth Field Ambulance, promoted to major, and made second in command of that unit, a position he held until he returned to England in 1918.

Major Buck was first a member and then president of the Canadian Medical Board in London, which classified the officers of the Canadian Forces. He was awarded the Military Cross in 19117 and was also mentioned in despatches. He was slightly wounded at Passchendaele in 1917.

We wish the Doctor success in his new home.


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