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Pryn, William Reginald

W, R, Pryn, son of Deputy Surgeon-General Pryn, came up to Guy's from Kelly's in January 1909. As a hard and conscientious worker, examinations held no terrors for him and he had little difficulty in qualifying in the shortest possible time. He dressed to Mr. Dunn and Mr. Turner and was Medical Ward Clerk to Dr.Hale White and Sir Cooper Perry, and Clinical Clerk to Dr. Shaw. He took his final Conjoint Examination in January, 1914.

During his five years up at Guy's he took an active interest in the Officers' Training Corps, of which he was a member for three years, and for one season he organised the "Guy's Nomads," Rugger XV.

On leaving, he took up the post of House-Surgeon at the Guildford County Hospital. At the outbreak of war he joined the army as a Civil Surgeon, and worked for three months at a Base Hospital in Rouen. From there he became attached to the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment and finally met his death while serving with the 9th Field Ambulance. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number.


First name(s)William Reginald
Place of birthAscension Islands
Family detailsSon of William Wenmoth Pryn and lsabella Kate Pryn, of Yeoland, Yelverton, Devon
Previous educationKelly's
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1909-1914
Dept / courseConjoint
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.1914
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps, 9th Field Amb
Date enlistedOutbreak of War
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders to June 1915
Date of death27 June 1915
Age at death22
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathDied from burns
Burial placeLijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
NotesHome address in 1909 - 25 Idmiston Road, W. Norwood S.E.
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; University of London O.T.C. 1914-19

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