He played rugby for Coleraine Inst, Trinity and Ireland, served in India, and in WW1 in Gallipoli, Egypt, France and Belgium.
Category: MEDICS WW1
WW1 Nurses war memorial relocated in Belfast Cathedral from Dublin garrison church, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, The nurses of the UVF
John Alexander Sinton was the first Queen’s College graduate, and the first North Irish medic, to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He later served as Pro-Chancellor of the University and Honorary Colonel of the University’s Officers’ Training Corps.
Of the names on Queen’s University War Memorial for the First World War only one is that of a woman. She was a doctor.The medical trail blazer was Isobel Addey Tate.