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Venning, Hedley Douglas

Lieut. Hedley Douglas Venning, R.A.M.C., was killed in action in the Middle East in Sept. He was born on March 2, 1916 and studied at Guy’s Hospital, qualifying M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1939 and graduating M.B., B.S. in 1940. He had held house posts at Torbay Hospital Torquay, and, later, an assistantship in Chester. He entered the R.A.M.C. as a temp. lieut. In Aug., 1941. He leaves a widow. British Medical Journal 3 Oct, 1942


First name(s)Hedley Douglas
Date of birth2 March 1916
Place of birthTavistock Registration District
Family detailsSon of Sidney D. and Mabel S. Venning; husband of Margaret Venning, of Ruthin, Denbighshire.
Previous educationWycliffe College, Stonehouse, Glasgow
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1934-1939
Dept / courseLondon M.B.
QualificationsM.B., B.S. (Lond.).
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps
Service number199988
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death06 September 1942
Age at death26
Rank at deathLieutenant
Place of deathMiddle East
Cause of deathKilled on active service
Burial placeEl Alamein War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Guy’ s memorial

On the Commonwealth War Graves site he is shown as Henry Douglas but all other records consulted gave Hedley Douglas.

SourcesGuy’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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