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Fawssett, Rupert

Fawssett. — Capt. Rupert Fawssett, R.A.M.C., died of dysentery at Bloemfontein May 6th, 1900. He was the third son of the late Rev. Robert Fawssett, of 36, Crockerton Road, Upper Tooting, S.W. Capt. Fawssett was born March, 1S69, and educated privately, afterwards studying at St. Thomas's Hospital. He entered the Royal Army Medical Corps in July, 1895, being promoted capt. July, 1898. From 1897, Capt. Fawssett had been attached to the 2nd Life Guards, and when the Composite Regt. of Household Cavalry was formed, he accompanied it to South Africa as Medical Officer. He was present at the relief of Kimberley and the battles of Paardeberg and Driefontein, and the capture of Cronje. He then took part in the advance on Bloemfontein where he died. His name is inscribed on a framed tablet placed in the Court House of the Spelthorne Division of Middlesex in memory of those belonging to the Division who fell in the war. The Last Post, Mildred Dooner

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Surname(s)Fawssett
First name(s)Rupert
Date of birthMarch 1869
Family detailsSon of Rev. Robert Fawssett, of Upper Tooting, London.
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
QualificationsL.S.A. 1876; M.R.C.S. 1877
Military unitR.A.M.C. with the Composite Regiment of Household Cavalry
War / conflictSecond Boer War (1899-1902)
Date of death06-May-00
Age at death31
Rank at deathCaptain
Cause of deathDysentery
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives

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