Obituaries and other records

This guide was last updated in 2009

Many doctors lost their own lives in tending to the wounded. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has details of all men who died or were reported missing in the two world wars: their database, Debt of Honour, is available to search.

Hospitals also put up war memorials recording the names of their staff and medical students and it may be worth visiting these as well as the more familiar military cemeteries and local war memorials.

Many obituaries are held at the Army Medical Services Museum and it also has copies of the British Medical Journal and the Lancet which published obituaries for many medical officers who lost their lives in both World Wars.

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