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Faulks, Edgar

Faulks, Edgar. Lieut., R.A.M.C. Entered in 1897, qualified L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., 1902. Held appointments as Assistant-House-Surgeon and House Surgeon in 1903. Died of wounds in France, September 27th, 1915, while attached to the 95th Brigade, R.F.A. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXX, War Memorial No.

Lieutenant Edgar Faulks R.A.M.C. killed in action between September 25th and 27th, was 38 years of age and was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Faulks of Loughborough. He received his education at Guy's Hospital, where he was house surgeon to the throat department. He took the diplomas of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond. in 1902. At the time of his death he was senior assistant medical officer at the Bexley Asylum, Kent. He joined the R.A.M.C. three months ago. He had only been at the front a few days before the action took place in which he lost his life. British Medical Journal, 9th Oct, 1915

Another Guy’s man, Lieutenant Edgar Faulks R.A.M.C. must now be added to our Roll of Honour. Edgar Faulks came up to Guy’s from Nottingham University College in October, 1897. He qualified M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.,  in October 1902, after being clinical assistant to Dr. Frederick Taylor and Sir Cooper Perry. He then became Assistant House Surgeon to Mr. Steward and later House Surgeon to Mr. Lucas. During the last few years he had been Senior Medical Officer at Bexley Asylum, Kent. In July he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, and left for France a few weeks ago, where he met his death on September 27th. Guy’s Hospital Gazette 9 October 1915​

Biographical

Surname(s)Faulks
First name(s)Edgar
Date of birth21 May 1879
Place of birthLoughborough
Family details

Son of Arthur and Emma Faulks, of Sparrow Hill, Loughborough

Previous educationNottingham University College
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1897-1902
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
Qualifications

L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., 1902

Military unitR.A.M.C., Royal Field Artillery attd. 95th Brigade
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death26 September 1915
Age at death36
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial; Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Notes

Edgar was actually the third son of Arthur and Emma Faulks and not the second as printed in the British Medical Journal.

Sources

Guy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal; additional information contributed by Audrey Brown.

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