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Anstie, William John Carlyon

Flight Lieut. William John Carlyon Anstie was killed on active service in Ceylon in April, aged 31. He was born on Aug. 12, 1910, the elder son of the late W. H. Anstie and Mrs. Anstie of Baughurst, Hants, and was educated at the University of Oxford and St. Thomas's Hospital, graduating B.A. in 1932 and B.M., B.Ch. in 1935. After filling house appointments at St. Thomas's he settled in practice in London, entered the R.A.F. as flying officer in October, 1939, and was promoted flight lieut. a year later. British Medical Journal 23 May 1942


First name(s)William John Carlyon
Date of birth12-Aug-10
Place of birthTotnes Registration District
Family detailsSon of William Henry and Winifred Anne Anstie, of Whitchurch, Oxfordshire.
Previous educationOxford University
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1932-1935
Dept / courseB.M. Oxon
QualificationsB.A, 1932; M.B., B.Ch. 1935
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 273 Sqdn.
Date enlistedOct-39
Service number75333
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death07-Apr-42
Age at death31
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant
Place of deathCeylon
Cause of deathKilled on active service
Burial placeTrincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas’ s Roll of Honour in the chapel

In 1932 his home address was Four Winds, Churston Ferrers, S. Devon

SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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