F.D.Blandy

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F.D.Blandy

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Lieut. Colonel FRAS.DAWSON BLANDY Royal Army Medical Corps. 1st Wessex Division. Killed in action 14th August 1917. Age 42.

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Lieut. Colonel FRAS.DAWSON BLANDY M.D., D.P.H., F.R.C.S.,L.R.C.P. Royal Army Medical Corps. 1st Wessex Division. Killed in action 14th August 1917. Age 42. Buried: Reninghelst New Military Cemetery III. B. 8
School: 1885 – 1892
Register: Born 22 Dec 1874, Admitted 23 Sept 1885 aged 10. Father: Henry Blandy, I Postern Gate. Dentist. Left Mids 1892. Foundation Scholar. Qualified as a doctor 23 February 1900. Middx Hospital.
He entered the war in France on 26th June 1915. He was awarded the Military Cross "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked continuously for thirty-six hours under heavy shell fire and adverse conditions of weather, not only collecting the wounded of his own brigade, but also those of another, who were lying in an advanced position. To do this he collected all the bearer parties that he could find, and personally led them to the spots under heavy shell fire. By his gallant conduct in going forward again and again, regardless of his personal safety, he undoubtedly saved many lives." Lieutenant Colonel Francis Dawson Blandy, MC, died as a result of wounds sustained whilst tending to injured men out on the battlefield.

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