Sunday, March 22, 2015

Yule, John Alexander (Celtic [Edinburgh & Leith])

Updated March 23, 2015

[Entered Celtic Lodge 291 (October 20, 1857).]

Yule was born in Scotland in 1837. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He joined the British Royal Navy as an assistant surgeon on October 20, 1859. Yule came to Hong Kong no later than 1864 as he was appointed Superintendent of the Government Civil Hospital on June 21, 1864 (vice John Dollman, new appointment as Health Officer and Surgeon, Stone Cutters' Island Convict Hulk). He resigned in November the same year. Yule died on board SS Euxine on the homeward passage from Hong Kong on April 10 (or 16), 1866.

Yule was born to John Yule Jr. (d. May 15, 1851), Writer of Signet, and J. Morrison Browne (d. August 29, 1870), daughter of Robert Browne and Marion Morrison. Yule had two daughters, Jane Yule and Georgiana Yule. #11 St John Street, Edinburgh was listed as Yule's address in 1857.

Biographical Dictionary of Medical Practitinoers in Hong Kong: 1841-1941 [online].


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