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Campbell, John Colin Keith

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Surname(s)Campbell
First name(s)John Colin Keith
Family detailsSon of John Ritch Campbell and Kathleen Thompson Campbell, of Cuilin, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Irish Republic.
Previous educationCastle Park School. Dalkey, Co. Dublin; Haileybury School; Cambridge University
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1937-1940
Dept / courseCambridge Tripos
QualificationsB.A., M.B., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.; M.B., B. Chir (Cam) 1940
Military unitHouse Officer at St. Thomas’ s
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death15-Sep-40
Age at death24
Place of deathSt. Thomas's Hospital.
Cause of deathKilled by enemy action
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas's Roll of Honour in the chape; also on a board commemorating those who died whilst at St. Thomas's Hospital; Castle Park School War Memorial
NotesSunday 15th September 1940. At 8.30 p.m. a very heavy bomb made a direct hit on the main corridor immediately south of the Central Hall, penetrating to the basement and causing the collapse of the Medical Out-Patients Block and the sitting room of the College House, wrecking the Kitchen, Canteen, Dispensary and Administrative Block and putting all the essential services of the Hospital out of action. Fire broke out in the Dispensary Laboratory but was quickly tackled and put out by the Fire Brigade. Another doctor and a nurse also lost their lives in this incident.
SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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