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Crombie, William Maurice

Lieutenant William Maurice Crombie, Indian Medical Service, died at the Albert Docks Hospital, London, from influenza following illness contracted at Bagdad. On February 17th. He was the eldest and only surviving son of the late Dr. J. Crombie, of Sidcup, Kent, was educated at St. Thomas's Hospital, and graduated M.B. and B.S.Lond. in 1916, also taking the diplomas of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in that year. After acting as senior obstetric house-physician at St. Thomas's he took a temporary commission as lieutenant in the R.A.M.C. on May 22nd 1916. On January 23rd, 1917 he was appointed to be a permanent lieutenant in the I.M.S., his commission subsequently being antedated to May 22nd, 1916, and after a year's service to a temporary captaincy. British Medical Journal 1 March 1919.

Biographical

Surname(s)Crombie
First name(s)William Maurice
Date of birth1893
Place of birthBromley District
Family detailsSon of James Crombie, M.D., and Mary Marshall Crombie; husband of Grace Almora Crombie, of 17, Granville Rd, Sidcup
Previous educationEpsom College
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1911-1916
Dept / course2nd M.B. Lond.
QualificationsM.B. and B.S.Lond. 1916; M.R.C.S.. L.R.C.P. 1916
Military unitIndian Medical Service
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsIndia and Mesopotamia; invalided
Date of death17 February 1919
Age at death25
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathAlbert Dock Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Cause of deathInfluenza following an illness
Burial placeFoots Cray
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives' Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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