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Smith, Douglas Wilberforce

Smith, Douglas Wilberforce, Capt., R.A.M.C., attached 6th Manchester Regt. Entered Guy's in September, 1898, passed the Final Conjoint in 1901, and the Final M.B., B.S. in the same year. He was A.H.S. to Sir Charters Symonds in 1901, and passed his Final F.R.C.S. in 1911. Killed in action, Fricourt, July, 1916. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number

Dr. Douglas Wilberforce Smith graduated as M.B., B.S.Lond. in 1901, and took the diploma of F.R.C.S. Eng. in 1911. He was a civil surgeon with the South African Field Force, and had been assistant house-surgeon to Guy's Hospital, at which school he received his medical education. He was for a time Emden scholar in the Cancer Research Laboratory of the Middlesex Hospital, and wrote two reports on squamous cell carcinoma in respect of Alltmann's granules in the Archives of the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Reports. He had also held the office of registrar of the Samaritan Free Hospital for Women. British Medical Journal 29 July 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Smith
First name(s)Douglas Wilberforce
Date of birth1877
Place of birthKensington Registration District
Family detailsSon of William Wilberforce Smith, husband of Alice Wilberforce Smith (now Butcher) of "Castilla", Plaistow Lane, Bromley, London
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1898-1901
Dept / courseFinal Conjoint and London M.B.
QualificationsFinal Conjoint 1901; M.B., B.S, 1911 and FRCS 1911
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps, attached 6th Manchester Regiment (attd 20th Bn)
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death1 July 1916 - 1st day of the Battle of the Somme
Age at death39
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathFricourt
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeDantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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