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Stainton, Phillip Geoffrey

Philip Geoffrey Stainton, M.R.C.S, Surg.-Lieutenant, Royal Navy. Surgeon- Lieutenant Stainton who was killed in a motor accident on March 24th while on active service near Cape Town, qualified in 1933. After spending a year as medical resident at Ramsgate General Hospital he went for another year as assistant to Dr. S. S. Randall in a general practice at Boston, Lincs. He next returned to London for more hospital appointments and then joined the Royal Navy, in which he saw three years service before his untimely death. He was 31 years old. Guy’ s Obituaries

Two young naval medical officers were killed in a motor accident near Capetown on March 24th. . … … . Surgeon Lieutenant Philip Geoffrey Stainton, R.N., was the elder son of Mr. Philip Stainton of Blackheath. He took the M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1933, and entered the Royal Navy on January 8, 1936. He was 31 years old. British Medical Journal 20 April 1940.


First name(s)Phillip Geoffrey
Date of birth18 April 1908
Place of birthLewisham Registration District
Family detailsElder son of Mr. Philip Stainton of Blackheath
Previous educationEltham College
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1925 - 1933
Dept / courseLondon M.B.
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1933
Military unitRoyal Navy
Date enlisted08-Jan-36
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death24 March 1940
Age at death31
Rank at deathSurgeon Lieutenant
Place of deathnear Cape Town
Cause of deathMotor accident
Burial placeSimons Town (Dick Valley) Cemetery, Naval Allotment
Commemoration(s)Guy’ s Memorial: University of London O.T.C. Roll of the Fallen
NotesPhilip Geoffrey Stainton Surgeon Lieutenant Royal Navy. Guy’ s Hospital. Killed in motor accident at Cape Town, 1940.
SourcesGuy’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal; University of London O.T.C.

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