King's College London
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Lurie, David

Lieutenant Col, David Lurie, S.A.M.C., has been killed in Egypt. He was educated at the University of Capetown, graduating M.A. with distinction and winning a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he took the degrees of B.M., B.Ch.(Oxf) in 1926. In 1932 he obtained the F.R.C.S. and shortly afterwards returned to Johannesburg, where he became registrar and later assistant surgeon to the General Hospital. He entered the S.A.M.C. in 1941. He was a member of the B.M.A. British Medical Journal 26 Sep. 1942.


First name(s)David
Date of birth9 July 1899
Previous educationUniversity of Capetown; Lincoln College, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar)
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1923 - 1926
Dept / courseM.B. Oxon
QualificationsM.A.(Distinction); M.B., B.Ch (Oxf) in 1926; F.R.C.P. 1932
Military unitSouth African Medical Corps, 106 S.A. General Hospital
Service number312026
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death17 June 1942
Rank at deathLieutenant Colonel
Place of deathEgypt
Cause of deathKilled in a car accident
Burial placeTel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Commemoration(s)Guys Memorial
NotesSouth African nationality. He won the Senior Entrance Science Scholarship at Guy’ s in 1923. He left a legacy of £38,236.
In 1939 he was living at Wares Road, Mills Park, Port Elizabeth, C. P. South Africa
SourcesGuy’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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