Items relating to the Epsilon Club collected by Dr William M.C. Sillar, (1914-1976) surgeon

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Booklet commemorating the final year dinner of the 1933-1938 group of Glasgow University Medical students, 1938; material relating to the Epsilon Club reunion, 1963.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Sillar was a native of Blantyre, Lanarkshire and was educated at Hamilton Academy and Glasgow University qualifying M.B., Ch.B. in 1939. Shortly after qualification he joined the army. He was captured in France in 1941 and subsequently escaped across Europe to Gibraltar. He trained after the war with Sir Charles Illingworth and Professor Roland Barnes and in 1949 became the first orthopaedic surgeon in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. He developed a first class accident service and supervised the building of the country's first custom-built accident unit. He was instrumental in the setting up of the Action for Disaster Fund which was aimed at promoting more knowledge and investigation into major accidents, their prevention and handling.

The Epsilon Club consisted of those, including William Sillar, who studied medicine at Glasgow in the 1933-1938 group.


Arranged chronologically within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Not known.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Archivist. We will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with GB 250's collection policy.

Custodial History

Not known.


Not expected.

Related Material

RCPSG 1 War memoirs of William Sillar; William Sillar (Action for Disaster) Lecture, 1979-1981.

Location of Originals

This material is original.


No known publications.