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Denham, John Kenneth

Fl. Lieut. John Kenneth Denham died on May 9 while on active service, aged 37. He studied medicine at Cambridge and St. Thomas's Hospital and qualified M.B., B.Chir., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1938. After holding house appointments at St. Thomas's, the Brompton Hospital, and the Western (L.C.C.) Hospital, Fulham, he was appointed to a commission in the Medical Branch, R.A.F.V.R., on June 13, 1943. At the date of his death he was medical officer to a squadron operating over-seas. British Medical Journal 30 Oct 1943.


First name(s)John Kenneth
Date of birth1906
Place of birthEasingwold
Family detailsSon of John George and Margaret Denham, of Easingwold, Yorkshire.
Previous educationCambridge University
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1935-1938
Dept / courseM.B. Cambridge
QualificationsM.A., M.B., B.Ch. (Cantab.), B.Sc., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S.
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 62 Sqdn.
Service number69974
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death09-May-43
Age at death37
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant
Cause of deathDied on active service
Burial placeCalcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas’ s Roll of Honour in the chapel
SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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