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Williams, Penry Garnons

The cruiser H.M.S. Hampshire, which was carrying Lord Kitchener and his staff on a mission to Russia, was blown up by a mine off the west coast of the Orkneys on the evening of June 5th, and sank with all but twelve of her complement of 650 men. Among thirty-eight officers who perished were three medical officers ..... Fleet Surgeon Penry Garsons Williams was the son of the late Prebendary Garnons Williams of Abercarnlais, Brecon, was educated at St. Thomas's Hospital, took the diplomas of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond. in 1899, and entered the navy the same year. He was promoted to staff surgeon on May 15th, 1907 and to fleet surgeon last year. Prior to his promotion he was serving on H.M.S. Amphitrite. British Medical Journal 17 June 1916


First name(s)Penry Garnons
Date of birth1874
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1899
Military unitRoyal Navy. H.M.S. Hampshire
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death5 June 1916
Rank at deathFleet Surgeon
Place of deathOff the Orkney coast
Commemoration(s)Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney
NotesVariously recorded as Penry or Percy but birth records show Penry
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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