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Layman, Douglas Arthur Campbell

Second Lieutenant Douglas Arthur Campbell Layman, 17th Lancashire Fusiliers, was the elder son of Mr. Arthur Layman, of 4, Dulwich Wood-park, Upper Norwood, and grandson of William Papineau, M.R.C.S. He was educated Dulwich College, and was a member of the O.T.C. When war broke out he was a medical student at St. Thomas's Hospital, and left there in October, 1914 to work at a base hospital in France. In November he transferred to the I.M.S. and was assistant surgeon in H.M.H.S. Glencorm Castle till August 1915, when he decided to take a combatant part in the war. He obtained a commission in the 17th Lancashire Fusiliers in September, left for France on January 20th, and was shot on February 22 while standing on the fire steps telling his men to keep down. The Times 29 February 1916


First name(s)Douglas Arthur Campbell
Date of birth16 August 1893
Family detailsSon of Arthur and Alice Layman, of 4, Dulwich Wood Park, Upper Norwood, London
Previous educationDulwich College
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1913-1914
Dept / courseMedical Student
Military unitLancashire Fusiliers, 17th Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance & Flanders as private Oct to Nov 1914; H.M.S. Glencorm Castle Nov. 1914 to Aug. 1915. France as an officer Jan. to Feb. 1916.
Date of death22 February 1916
Age at death22
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Burial placeBethune Town Cemetery
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; University of London O.T.C. 1914-1918; The Times

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