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Stratford, Ernest Pipkin

Lieutenant Ernest Stratford, R.A.M.C. , Died at Bourne End on April 20th, aged 38, from septicaemia following wounds received by the bursting of a shell at Neuve Chapelle. He was educated at Marlborough, at Emmanuel and Downing Colleges, Cambridge and at St. Thomas's and St. Mary's Hospitals. He took the diploma of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond. in 1908, and afterwards acted as resident medical officer to the West Ham Hospital for diseases of the Nervous System. He then settled at Wokingham Berkshire. He had previously served in the South Africa War, in Bethune's Mounted Infantry, in which he attained the rank of Captain, but was invalided home after the relief of Ladysmith. He took a temporary commission as lieutenant in the R.A.M.C. on September 16th 1914 and after serving for 3 months as a surgeon at Netley Hospital and Bournemouth, went to the front in February, attached to No. 8 British Field Ambulance in the Labour Division of the Indian Expeditionary Force. After being wounded on March 17th he was for a short time in hospital at Dieppe, from which he was invalided home. He leaves a widow, but no children. British Medical Journal 29 July 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Stratford
First name(s)Ernest Pipkin
Previous educationMarlborough; Emmanuel and Downing Colleges, Cambridge
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1897
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1908
Military unitR.A.M.C.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death21 April 1915
Age at death38
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathNeuve Chapelle
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Burial placeWokingham (All Saints) Churchyard
Commemoration(s)Downing College, Cambridge Roll of Honour; St. Thomas's Roll of Honour
NotesOn April 20th, at Bourne End, of blood poisoning from a wound received while on active service as surgeon near Neuve Chapelle, Lieut. Ernest Stratford, R.A.M.C., L.R.C.P., husband of Lorna Stratford, of Wellington College Station, Berks, and only son of Samuel J. Pipkin, of 94, Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, in his 39th year. St Thomas's Hospital Gazette, May 1915
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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