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Acland, John Henry Dyke

Captain John Henry Dyke Acland, R.A.M.C., was reported killed in action in the Casualty List published on July 24th. He was born in 1880, the son of the late Rev. Henry Dyke Acland, vicar of Luccombe, Somersetshire. He received his medical education at St. Thomas's Hospital, and took the diplomas of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond. in 1905. He was house-surgeon to the East London Hospital for Children, Shadwell, and house-physician to the West London Hospital; afterwards he went to South Africa, and after serving as medical officer of the Beira railways, began to practise at Buluwayo, the chief town of Southern Rhodesia, where he was medical officer of the Buluwayo Government Schools. He took a temporary commission as Lieutenant in the R.A.M.C. on October 7th 1914, was promoted to captain after a year's service, and was attached to the Somerset Light Infantry. British Medical Journal 29 July 1916


First name(s)John Henry Dyke
Date of birth1880
Place of birthNympton (St. George), Devon
Family detailsSon of the late Rev. Henry Dyke Acland and Mrs. Adelaide Acland, of Devon; husband of Elizabeth Margaret Acland, of 7, Gloucester Place, Marylebone, London
Previous educationBlundells
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1900-1905
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1905
Military unitR.A.M.C.; Somerset Light Infantry, attd. 1st Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death12 July 1916
Age at death36
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathBeaumont Hamel
Burial placeSucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Commemoration(s)Luccombe (St. Mary) Churchyard
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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