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Remembered Today:

Capt. Gaston RAMC


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Medical families tend to 'stay' in medicine ... I note that this man's youngest brother was in practice in Chester .... by any chance does anyone with Chester knowledge know if Gaston family still acts as GPs in the area? Just a whim.



Captain James Gaston

Captain James Gaston MC, RAMC, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs, Andrew Gaston of Carnbeg, Cloughmills, Co. Antrim, has died of wounds received in action on 3rd November last.

Captain Gaston joined the army in December 1914 and went to France in March 1915. He was wounded in September 1916 and after recovering went to France again in January 1917, gaining the Military Cross in April of that year for conspicuous gallantry in the field. Before the outbreak of war he had an extensive practice in Durham. He was educated at the Ballymena Academy and Queen’s College, Belfast, taking his degree at the Royal University in

1906. His brother, Captain Andrew Gaston, RAMC, is also a holder of the Military Cross and a younger brother, Dr. John Gaston is practising in Chester.

Ballymena Observer, November 15, 1918

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