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Robertson, Ernest Guy

We regret to announce the death, at the Queen's Hospital, Frognal, on the 28th October, of Ernest Guy Robertson, L.D.S., Captain, attd. R.A.M.C.

Son of the late Dr. F. F. L. Robertson, of Aberdeen and Bart.'s, E. G. Roberstson entered this hospital from Portsmouth Grammar School in 1905 to graduate in dentistry. He represented the Hospital as a full-back in the football XI, which won the Inter-Hospital Cup in 1906 and 1907, and in the latter year was elected to the Club's Union.

In 1909 the deceased gentleman started to practise at Southampton, where he became Honorary Dental Surgeon to the Southampton and South Hants Infirmary and to the Free Eye Hospital at Southampton and Dental Surgeon to Mr. C. B. Fry's training ship Mercury in the Hamble River. On the outbreak of war he applied for and obtained one of the first dental commissions, and in December, 1914, he left for Salisbury Plain. In the following summer he was drafted to France, and for two years served at a casualty clearing station. He was then recalled to England and appointed to the newly-organised department for jaw work at the Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot. In August 1917 he was transferred to the new Queen's Hospital at Frognal, Sidcup. He died October 28th, 1918 from influenza, aged 33. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number

Biographical

Surname(s)Robertson
First name(s)Ernest Guy
Date of birth1885
Place of birthHambledon, Hants
Family detailsSon of Dr. Frederick Freer Leslie Robertson and Louisa Baker, his wife; husband of Katherine Dorothy Robertson, of Holmwood, Mile End, Portsmouth.
Previous educationPortsmouth Grammar School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1905-1909
Dept / courseL.D.S. Eng.
QualificationsL.D.S.
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death28 October 1918
Age at death33
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathQueen's Hospital Frognal, Sidcup
Cause of deathInfluenza
Burial placeWymering (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard
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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