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Rees, Morgan James

Captain Morgan James Rees, R.A.M.C., died on October 30th, aged 41 of wounds received on October 22nd while attending to the wounded under fire. He was the younger son of the late John Rees of Stepney, and was educated at the City of London School, at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and at Guy's Hospital. He took the diplomas of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond. in 1902. and D.P.H. of the London College in 1904, the degrees of M.B. Lond. in 1904, the degrees of M.B. Lond. in 1902, and M.D. in State Medicine in 1906. After filling the posts of Assistant Medical Officer of the Brook Hospital of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, and Assistant Medical Officer of Health to the County Borough of Reading, he became Medical Officer of Health, and Superintendent of the Isolation Hospital for Aberdare Urban District in 1906, and in 1911 was appointed one of the Medical Inspectors of the Local Government Board. He was a Fellow of the Society of Medical Officers of Health, and of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a Member of the Royal Sanitary Institute.

He took a temporary commission in the R.A.M.C. a little over a year ago. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number


First name(s)Morgan James
Date of birth1875
Place of birthBethnal Green Registration District
Family detailsSon of John and Catherine Rees, of 1, Hannibal Rd, Stepney Green, London
Previous educationCity of London School, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1894-1902
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. and M.B. 1902; D.P.H 1904; M.D.,1906
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps, 132nd Field Amb
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death30 October 1916
Age at death41
Rank at deathCaptain
Cause of deathDied of wounds received on October 22nd
Burial placeBoulogne Eastern Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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