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Dunn, James Raymond (1913-1945)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: James Raymond Dunn (1913-1945), born 14 January 1913, son of Gerald Morton Dunn. ARIBA, and Lena Dunn of Kingswood, Surrey. Married to Joan Margaret Althea (Lena) Dunn. Lived at Heatherlands, The Chase, Kingswood, Surrey.


Attended St Edmund's School, Hindhead, Surrey.


Attended Sherborne School (Lyon House) September 1926-March 1931; 6th form; House Prefect; Class Leader with Badge; Lance-Corporal in OTC.


St Bartholomew's Hospital; L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S.


WW2, Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at St Bartholomews Hospital, London on 30 October 1945, aged 32.


Commemorated at:

Chipstead (St Margaret) Churchyard, Surrey, N.E. corner. Inscription on his headstone: ‘BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD’,-james-r...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Lyon House War Memorial.


Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', December 1945: 'James Raymond Dunn, Captain, R.A.M.C., who was at Sherborne (g) from 1926 to 1931, died in his old hospital, St Bartholomew's, in November last. His war service, chiefly as an anaesthetist, took him to N. Ireland and then to West Africa, and to Western Europe where the first symptoms of his illness appeared last April. The tragedy of his early death is increased by the fact of his quite recent marriage. He was one who could face the ordeal of helplessness with a quiet courage. To the end he found pleasure in news of Sherborne and of our everyday doings. He was a kindly, sensitive nature and had he lived he would have upheld with absolute certainty the finest traditions of his profession.'

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