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Vernon, Norman Alfred

Surg. Lieut,-Cmdr, Norman Alfred Vernon, R.N.V.R., is reported “ missing presumed killed” in action in November. He was the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Vernon of East Sheen and received his professional education at St. Thomas’ s Hospital, qualifying M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1931. After holding the post of resident medical officer at Worthing Hospital he settled in practise at Petts Wood in Kent and later at Chislehurst, where he was police surgeon. He entered the R.N.V.R. in 1935 and was promoted surg. lieut.-cmdr, in 1940. He leaves a widow. British Medical Journal 17 Dec. 1942


First name(s)Norman Alfred
Family detailsSon of George and Maude Vernon; husband of Phyllis Edith Vernon, of Worthing, Sussex.
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1925-1931
Dept / courseMedicine
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1931
Military unitRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Avenger
Date enlisted1935
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death15-Nov-42
Age at death35
Rank at deathLieut-Commander Surgeon
Cause of deathMissing presumed killed
Commemoration(s)St. Thomas’ s Roll of Honour in the chapel; Chatham Naval Memorial; Roll of the Fallen, University of London O.T.C.

In 1930 his address was 39 Vicarage Road, East Sheen

SourcesSt Thomas’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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