Cromarty in Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
James Thomson M.D.
1823 – 1854
A Good Samaritan
to wounded enemy Russians
Battle of Alma
In the Crimean War
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. 57° 40.859′ N, 4° 1.973′ W. Marker is in Cromarty, Scotland, in Highland. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 High Street, Cromarty, Scotland IV11 8XW, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. HMS Natal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ardersier War Memorial (approx. 12.5 kilometers away); Nairn Fishwife (approx. 14.3 kilometers away); Royal Visit Glenmorangie Distillery (approx. 16.4 kilometers away); Seaforth Highlanders (approx. 22.1 kilometers away); Culloden Battlefield (approx. 23 kilometers away); The Innes (approx. 24.9 kilometers away); Chapel Yard Cemetery (approx. 25.1 kilometers away).
Regarding James Thomson.
As a young man, James Thomson qualified as a doctor and chose to join the Army Medical Service at a time of international tension and warfare. His subsequent actions were both heroic and selfless. After the First Battle of Alma, in the Crimean War in 1854, he volunteered to stay behind, with the sole assistance of his batman, and attend to the hundreds of wounded enemy soldiers. Persevering in dire circumstances, he managed to save hundreds of Russian lives, only to then contract cholera and die within a few days of being relieved. James Thomson was recognised in Parliament and across the land for his bravery at the time. — Cromarty History Society
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