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Smith, Richard Hugh

Lieutenant Richard Hugh Smith died at Enniskillen, Ireland on February 18. He was educated at the University of Cambridge and St. Thomas’ s Hospital, and qualified M.R.C.S.and L.R.C.P. in 1932. He held the post of casualty officer and house-surgeon to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, before settling in practice at Aldershot. In 1935 he moved to Poole, where he resided until he joined the R.A.M.C. as temporary lieut in December last year. British Medical Journal 7 March 1942


First name(s)Richard Hugh
Date of birth1905
Place of birthAlton Registration District
Family detailsSon of the Revd. Lancelot Smith, M.A., and Florence Worsley Smith; husband of Sheila Vaughan Smith, of Tavistock, Devon.
Previous educationCambridge University.
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1926-1932
Dept / courseM.B. Cantab
QualificationsB.A., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S. 1932.
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps, 171 Field Ambulance
Service number216681
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death18-Feb-42
Age at death36
Rank at deathLieutenant.
Place of deathEnniskillen
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeBreandrum Cemetery, County Fermanagh
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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