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Chaplin, Harold Garrett

The cruiser H.M.S. Hampshire, which was carrying Lord Kitchener and his staff on a mission to Russia, was blown up by a mine off the west coast of the Orkneys on the evening of June 5th, and sank with all but twelve of her complement of 650 men. Among thirty-eight officers who perished were three medical officers ..... temporary surgeon H. G. Chaplin. British Medical Journal 17 June 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Chaplin
First name(s)Harold Garrett
Family detailsHome Address - Circular Road, St. John's, Newfoundland
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1908-1914
Dept / courseMedicine
Qualifications

M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Treasurer’s Gold Medallist) 1914

Military unitRoyal Navy
Date enlisted1914
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsH.M.S. Victory, H.M. Hospital Ship Agadir and H.M.S. Hampshire.
Date of death5 June 1916
Rank at deathSurgeon
Cause of deathDrowned
Burial placeLyness Royal Naval Cemetery
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas's Roll of Honour
NotesHarold Garrett Chaplin, Surgeon Royal Navy, St. Thomas's Hospital. Son of Mr. Mark Chaplin of St. John's, Newfoundland. Drowned in the sinking of H.M.S. Hampshire while bandaging the wounded after the explosion on 5th June 1916.University of London O.T.C.
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; University of London O.T.C. 1914-19; British Medical Journal

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