George Finlayson, a British surgeon and traveller, born in Thurso about 1790, died on the passage from Bengal to Scotland in August, 1823. He was a surgeon in the British army, was present at the battle of Waterloo, and served in Ceylon and India. In 1821 he accompanied Crawfurd in his mission to the sovereigns of Siam and Hue (Cochin China), and wrote an interesting journal of it,which was edited and published after his death by Sir T. S. Raffles (London, 1825).