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Traill, Anthony

Capt. Anthony Traill was the second son of Mr. & Mrs E. B. Traill of Pelmarsh, Essex. He was born near Dublin on July 1st, 1890, and was educated at Charterhouse and New College, Oxford. At the latter place he became President of the Oxford University Tennis Club and won the Challenge Cup. While at Oxford he began his medical studies, and after passing the first M.B. examination, came up to Guy’s Hospital. After qualification he became Assistant House Surgeon to Mr. Rowlands, and quickly made his name as a most promising operator. On the termination of his appointment he joined the R.A.M.C. and was for some months employed in training recruits at R.A.M.C. depots at Aldershot and Blackpool. In the spring of 1917 he went to France. While at Oxford he had a severe attack of hæmorrhage from a duodenal ulcer, and a recurrence of this trouble when at the front was the cause of his death at the age of 27. 

His life was one of great promise, and all who knew him looked for him to excel in his profession. Both at Oxford and at the Hospital Captain Traill was extremely popular. He was intensely interested in his professional work and an extremely quick and able operator. Though he did not serve for very long in France, he did as great deal of valuable work in training depots in this country at a time when the training of recruits was a more urgent necessity than the provision of medical officers for service at the front. Guy’s Hospital Reports Vol LXX, War Memorial No

Biographical

Surname(s)Traill
First name(s)Anthony
Date of birth01/07/1890
Place of birthNear Dublin
Family details

Son of Edmund Bernard Traill and Gertrude Ann Traill, of Fir Grove, Ottery St. Mary, Devon. In 1913 of Manor House, Newport Pagnall, Bucks

CollegeGuy's Hospital
Military unitR.A.M.C.; West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), attd 2/4th Batt.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders April - August 1917
Date of death25/08/1917
Age at death27
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathCasualty clearing station in France
Burial placeGrevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial; Charterhouse School Roll of Honour
Sources

Guy’s Hospital Archives at King’s College; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Univeristy of London O.T.C. 1914-1919

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