RAMC - Royal Army Medical Corps
  Home » Regimental Medical Establishments » with Royal Engineers »
Search RAMC Personnel Profiles The RAMC in WarThe RAMC Chain of Evacuation Contact Us
RAMC Units
 Army Medical Services 
 Home Service 
 Ambulance Trains 
 Casualty Clearing Stations 
 Field Ambulances 
 Hospitals 
 Non RAMC personnel attached to British Medical Units 
 RAMC Personnel attached to Colonial/Associated Medical Units
 Regimental Medical Establishments 
 with Army Service Corps 
 with Cavalry Regiments 
 with Infantry - Guards Regiments 
 with Infantry - Line Regiments 
 with Infantry - Territorial Force Regiments 
  noktawith RFC/RNAS/RAF
 with Royal Artillery 
  noktawith Royal Engineers
 with Support Units 
  noktawith Yeomanry Regiments
 Sanitary Sections 
 Ships - Hospital/Transport 
 Unit not yet known 
 X - Other medical units 
 Y - WW1 Medical Victoria Crosses
 Z - Photographs (Nothing known)
Personnel Search
 
Use keywords to search
by first or last name
RAMC profile of:
Thomas Jones LATHAM M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.
 
 


Place or Date
of Birth:

Service Number:

TF Number:

Rank: t.Lt

Unit: Royal Engineers - 2nd Cavalry Division

Attached To:

Enlistment Location:

Also Served:

Outcome: Killed in action

Date Died: 03/10/1915
Age Died: 36

Where Buried and/or Commemorated: France - Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais

Awards:

Gazette Reference:
 


Other Information:

Thomas received his general education at the Grocers' Company's school at Hackney, and after matriculating at the London University entered the London Hospital as a student, taking the Buxton entrance scholarship. He later became prizeman in minor surgery. He qualified in 1906 and joined his brother, Mr D W F Lantham in general practice in Barnsbury. He became an ardent worker in the anti-tuberculosis cause in Islington, and was acting as secretary to the Islington Tuberculosis Dispensary and as honorary treasurer to the L.C.C. Islington Schools treatment centre, when he joined the R.A.M.C. in October 1914. He entered the war in France on 9th February 1915. Thomas was killed by a fragment of shell as he was going to the aid of a wounded soldier. His mother received a telegram of Royal sympathy. On of his officer wrote: "He was absolutely fearless under fire, and his treatment of the wounded was splendid." Another wrote: "He had a cheery word for everyone, and his loss will be felt by a large circle of friends." Thomas was the second son of Charles William Latham, M.R.C.S. and Georgina Eliza Price Latham of The Grange, Penn Rd., Holloway, London.


 
 
Back Add Additional Info
 
 ©2007-2021 RAMC: Royal Army Medical Corps WW1 Developed by: Paramount Digital marketing