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Witney, Peter Norman

Captain Peter Norman Witney was killed in Hong Kong in December 1941. He was born on March 31, 1913, the younger son of Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Witney of Whitstable, and was educated at Cambridge and St. Thomas’ s Hospital, qualifying M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1937. After holding posts as clinical assistant at St. Thomas’ s and house-physician at Torbay Hospital, Torquay, he settled in practice at Tankerton, Kent. He entered the R.A.M.C. as temp. lieut. soon after the outbreak of war and was later promoted captain. British Medical Journal 28 March 1942.

In December 1941, killed in Hong Kong, Peter Norman Witney, Captain R.A.M.C., dear youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Witney, White Croft, Whitstable, Kent. Hospital Gazette March 1942

Biographical

Surname(s)Witney
First name(s)Peter Norman
Date of birth31-Mar-13
Place of birthBlean, Kent Registration District
Family detailsSon of Dr. Ernest William Witney, J.P., and Lottie May Witney, of Whitstable, Kent.
Previous educationCambridge University
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1934-1937
Dept / courseMedicine
QualificationsB.A. (Cantab.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.). 1937
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps
Service number111843
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death25-Dec-41
Age at death28
Rank at deathCaptain
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeStanley Military Cemetery, Hong Kong
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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