Roger Dawson Duffield Brownson

Memorial: Compton Greenfield, All Saints Church Memorial Window

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Captain Surgeon

Parents: Reverend Frank and Margaret Dawson Brownson

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Compton Greenfield Lived: 5 Eldorado Crescent, Cheltenham

Pre-war occupation: Doctor

Date of birth: 21/03/1884

Place of birth: Warmfield, Yorkshire

Date of death: 21/10/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried in Peshawar British Cemetery and Commemorated at Delhi Memorial (India Gate). Also commemorated at Easter Compton and Compton Greenfield Memorials and on a family memorial in All Saints churchyard, Compton Greenfield.

Age: 34

Further information:

Roger was born in Warmfield Yorkshire, the son of a reverend who became the Rector of Compton Greenfield (1892 -1927). He was one of two children with a younger sister Christabel. Roger was educated at Warwick School then at St John’s College, Cambridge where he took his B.A. degree in 1905. He entered The London Hospital in 1906 and graduated M.S. B.C. in December 1911. He married The Honourable Gwenllian Clare Rice in 1911 at Llandyfeisant, Carmarthenshire, Wales and together they had a daughter. Roger’s first post after qualifying was as an emergency officer at the London Hospital followed by a Clinical Assistant post at Great Ormond Street. He then entered into practice in Hampstead. Roger joined the Special Reserve of the R.A.M.C. as lieutenant on 30th September 1914 and was promoted to Captain on 1st April 1915. He was sent to France in January 1915, where he became attached to the Norfolk Regiment, and whilst with them was gassed. He was listed as “suffering from gas poisoning” in June 1915 and was invalided home. After a period of recovery, he was sent to India in January 1916 attached to the King’s Own Regiment at Peshawar, where he became staff surgeon until his death. He was a keen sportsman and a regular follower of hounds at Peshawar and he died as a result of pneumonia secondary to influenza complicated by his previous lung damage.

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