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Hughes, Lawson Jervis

Hughes on June 11th, killed at Kroonstad, Lawson Jervis, Imperial Yeomanry Field  Hospital, eldest son of Robert H. Hughes M.A., M/B. Cambs, Plymouth aet 22. Guy’s Hospital Gazette 23 June 1900

Although one of the youngest of Guy’ sons, and only a recent addition to the number of “men in the wards, ”Hughes had attracted many friends, both by his quiet good nature and an inherent something  which cannot be expressed but which is a powerful factor in making friendships. The appalling suddenness of his death caused a profound sensation amongst his many friends, and it was some time before the official news was credited. “Tommy” Hughes as he was affectionately called was a very keen sportsman, and an enthusiastically patriotic supporter of Guy’s. When the war broke out he was attached with another Guy’s man to the Imperial Yeomanry Field Hospital s Mounted Medical orderly, and it was in this capacity that he met his death at Kroonstad on June 11th. To his many friends there was the consolation, poor it is true, that he met his death in the happiest way, and we were glad that he died by the swift bullet and not by wasting disease. His loss will be deeply felt and as deeply regretted, both at Guy’s, and at his old school, Marlborough. Guy’s Hospital Gazette 7 July 1900

Biographical

Surname(s)Hughes
First name(s)Lawson Jervis
Date of birth1877
Place of birthPlymouth, Devon
Family detailsSon of Robert H. Hughes M.A. M.B.Cant., M.R.C.S.
Previous educationMarlborough School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1895-
War / conflictSecond Boer War (1899-1902)
Date of death1903
Rank at deathMounted Medical Orderly, Imperial Yeomanry Field Hospital
Place of deathKroonstad on refusing to surrender
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)Guy’ s Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives

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