King's College London
War Memorials

Finch, George

Captain George Finch, R.A.M.C. (TF) died of pleuro-pneumonia in the Officers' Hospital, Basra on October 8th. He was educated at Leeds University and at St. Thomas's Hospital, and took the diplomas of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1905, and the D.P.H. Oxon in 1910. After filling the appointments of assistant house-surgeon at the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, of house-physician at the Brompton Consumption Hospital, and of assistant medical officer to the East Sussex County Council, he took up the post of assistant to the county medical officer of health for East Suffolk. On August 11th, 1914, a week after war was declared, he took a commission as lieutenant and medical officer in the 3rd East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade of Royal Artillery (Territorial) and was transferred to the 3rd London General Hospital as captain on April 1st 1915. British Medical Journal 26 Oct 191


First name(s)George
Previous educationLeeds University
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1903-1905
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
QualificationsM.R.C.S.. L.R.C.P. 1905; D.P.H. Oxon 1910
Military unitR.A.M.C.
Date enlisted11 August 1914
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death8 October 1918
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathOfficers' Hospital Basra
Cause of deathPleuro-pneumonia
Burial placeBasra War Cemetery
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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