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Harrison, Stanley Sextus Barrymore

Harrison, Stanley S.B., Major, M.C., R.A.M.C. He qualified at Guy's in November 1914. Joined the R.A.M.C. soon after and was sent France. 1917. Gassed by a high explosive shell and died from resulting broncho-pneumonia on October 10th 1918.

It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of Major Stanley Sextus Barrymore Harrison, who died on the Western Front on the 10th October, 1918, from the effects of gas poisoning. He was educated at Guy's and took the Conjoint Diplomas in October and November, 1914. He was soon after in training, and went out to France, where he spent his whole service. He and his party were gassed by an H.E. and mustard gas shell of large calibre which landed in the door of his dug-out. He recovered at the time but died a few days later from broncho-pneumonia. He won the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty (second supplement to the London Gazette Friday, 11th May 1917). His many friends at Guy's will wish to convey to his relatives their sincere sympathy with them in their great loss. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number


First name(s)Stanley Sextus Barrymore
Family detailsSon of Henry Barrymore Harrison and Agnes Rosalind Harrison. In 1907 they were living at 20 Derwent Road, Anerley, London S.E.
Previous educationSt. Xaviers College, Bruges, Belgium
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1907-1914
Dept / courseLondon M.B.
Military unitR.A.M.C., 1st/3rd North Midland Field Ambulance
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders
Decorations / medalsM.C.
Citation(s)For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked continuously for ten hours under very heavy fire, and was responsible for saving many lives. He displayed great courage and determination throughout. He has on many occasions done fine work
Date of death10 October 1918
Age at death28
Rank at deathMajor
Place of deathWestern Front
Cause of deathBroncho-pneumonia following mustard gas poisoning
Burial placeTerlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial; St. Peter's Church, Wolverhampton, R.A.M.C. Transport Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; University of London O.T.C. 1914-1918

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