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Burnett, Maurice

Captain Maurice Burnett, R.A.M.C. was killed in action at Shaiba, in Turkish Arabia, on April 14th, aged 26. He was the son of Surgeon- General Burnett, R.A.M.C. (retired), and he was born on October 31st 1888. He was educated at St. George's Hospital where, after taking the M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond., in 1911, he served as senior house physician. He entered the R.A.M.C. as Lieutenant on January 26th, 1912, and became Captain on March 30th, 1915, when all the lieutenants of the R.A.M.C. on the active list of the regular army were promoted to Captain. British Medical Journal 1 May, 1915

Biographical

Surname(s)Burnett
First name(s)Maurice
Date of birth31 October 1888
Family detailsSon of Mrs. A. M. A. Burnett, of 85, The Vineyard, Richmond, Surrey, and the late Surgeon-Gen. Burnett, A.M.S.
Previous educationSt. George's Hospital
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1906-1908
Dept / courseMedical Science
QualificationsM.R.C.S, F.R.C.P. 1911
Military unitR.A.M.C.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches
Date of death14 April 1915
Age at death26
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathShaiba, Turkish Arabia
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeBasra War Cemetery, Iraq
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; British Medical Journal

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