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Blackledge, Raymond George

F1.-Lieut. Raymond George Blackledge, previously reported as missing, has now been presumed to have died about Jan. 20, 1945, while a prisoner of war in Japanese hands. He was born in August, 1912, studied medicine at Oxford University and St. Thomas's Hospital and qualified B.M., B.Ch. and M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., in 1937. After holding house appointments at St. Thomas's, the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and the Miller General Hospital he was commissioned in the Medical Branch R.A.F.V.R. on Sept. 10, 1940. British Medical Journal 16 Nov. 1946


First name(s)Raymond George
Date of birthAug-12
Family detailsSon of the Revd. Canon George Robert Blackledge, O.B.E., and Helen Ida Blackledge, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Previous educationOxford University
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1934-1937
QualificationsB.M., B.Ch., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1937
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 232 Sqdn
Service number84844
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches
Date of death10-Jun-45
Age at death33
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant
Cause of deathPresumed died while Prisoner of War.
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas’ s Roll of Honour in the chapel; Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery
NotesEngaged Flt. Lieut. Raymond Blackledge, B.M., B.Ch., R.A.F.V.R. son of the late Canon G. R. Blackledge of Uganda and Mrs Blackledge, 23 Rectory Gardens, Worthing and Nel, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Rinder Brown of Sydney Australia. Hospital Gazette Feb. 1942.
SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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