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Llarena, Eustace Fernando

Llarena, E.F. 2nd Lieut., 2nd Suffolk Regt. From Dulwich College he came to Guy's in October, 1910, and at once made his reputation as an enthusiastic "Rugger" player. A member of the Water Polo Team in 1911, he captained the 1914 team which wrested the cup from the London Hospital. In August, 1914, he joined the Artists' Rifles, and while in France obtained a commission in the Suffolk Regt. Killed in action while attacking a wood near Ypres on June 20th, 1915.

"Larry" as he was known to all his old friends up at the Hospital, received his early education at Dulwich College, where he was an enthusiastic "Rugger" player and a Sergeant in the Officers' Training Corps.

He entered the Medical and Dental Schools in October, 1910, and passed his First Professional and First Conjoint Examinations in 1912.

When the War began he was working for his Second Conjoint Examination, and he joined the Artists' Rifles in August, 1914. He obtained his commission while in France and became a Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.

Always to the fore in any sport, he gained his "Rugger Blue" in the 1912-1913 season, and played for the 1st XV, regularly afterwards.

As a water-polo player he also excelled and was a member of the water-polo team in 1911 and onwards, and in 1914 captained the team which wrested the cup again from the London Hospital. He also figured as a member of the Inter-Hospital Swimming Four.

By the death of E.F. Llarena the hospital has lost one of her best athletes who answered the call to arms during the first week of war and now must be added to the Roll of Honour of Guy's men, who have met that glorious end on the battlefield. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number

Biographical

Surname(s)Llarena
First name(s)Eustace Fernando
Date of birth1892
Place of birthSouth Norwood
Family detailsSon of Mrs B. S. Llarena, of 39, Red Post Hill, Herne Hill, and the late Fernando Llarena (Spanish)
Previous educationDulwich College
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1910-1914
Dept / courseMedical and Dental
Military unitSuffolk Regiment, 2nd Battn
Date enlistedOutbreak of War
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death18 June 1915
Age at death23
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Place of deathYpres
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)Guy's Memorial; Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War

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