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Fielding, James Oxenham

Surgeon Lieut. James Oxenham Fielding, R.N., was killed when H.M.S. Hood was sunk last month. He was the only son of Dr. and Mrs. S. J. Fielding of Norwich, and was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, and St. Thomas's Hospital, qualifying M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1938. He had held the posts of clinical assistant in the ophthalmic, psychological medicine, and ear, nose, and throat departments, and senior ophthalmic house-surgeon, at St. Thomas's Hospital before entering the Royal Navy in 1938. He leaves a widow. He was a member of the British Medical Association. British Medical Journal 7 June 1941


First name(s)James Oxenham
Date of birth1910
Place of birthNorwich Registration District
Family detailsSon of Dr. Saville James Fielding and Grace Fielding, of Norwich; husband of Dinth Grace Fielding.
Previous educationQueen’ s College, Cambridge
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1933-1938
Dept / courseConjoin Cambridge
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1938 
Military unitRoyal Navy, H.M.S. Hood
Date enlisted1938
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death24-May-41
Age at death30
Rank at deathSurgeon Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas’ s Roll of Honour in the chapel; Portsmouth Naval Memorial; H.M.S. Hood Roll of Honour
NotesCambridge University Athletics Blue.
SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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