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Stephen, Lionel Henry York

Entered Guy’s in April 1893, and passed the Final Conjoint in 1897. During the South African War he served as a surgeon to the Field Forces, and after as R.M.O. to the Royal Isle of Wight Hospital. Died on Service, 1918. Guy’s Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number.


Captain Lionel Henry York Stephen, formerly of Lutterworth, Cambridgeshire and Folkestone, Kent, died of acute tuberculosis at Bournemouth on May 22nd, 1918. The sixth son of the late James Stephen, Judge of No. 17 County Court Circuit, and writer of Stephen’s Commentaries he entered Guy’s at a later age than the average student, and became M.R.C.S.. L.R.C.P., in 1897. After filling resident appointments at two institutions, he went as a civil surgeon to South Africa on the outbreak of the Boer War and served there untl invalided in 1901 after a severe attack of typhoid fever. On the outbreak of the present war he was, in view of his previous experience, reaccepted for service despite his being over the age limit of the time, and went out with the first expeditionary force. 

Eventually pleuristic effusion caused him to be relegated to home service, and the remainder of his life until three months ago was spent as registrar at the Military Hospital Dover. Of notably open-handed disposition and popular with all sorts and conditions of men, he died at the age of 49 and is survived by a wife and two children. British Medical Journal 8 June, 1918

Biographical

Surname(s)Stephen
First name(s)Lionel Henry York
Date of birth1868
Place of birthPontefract, York
Family details

Son of Judge J. and Mrs. Stephen, of Lincoln; husband of A. Stephen, of 2, Queen Anne’s Gardens, Bournemouth

Previous educationGrantham Grammar School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1893-1897
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
Qualifications

Final Conjoint in 1897

Military unitR.A.M.C.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death25/05/1918
Rank at deathCaptain
Burial placeBournemouth East Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
Sources

Guy’s Hospital Archives at King’s College; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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