John William Langley KempBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7328.53c (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:53
Former general practitioner Wolverhampton and Perth (Western Australia), and consultant anaesthetist Grantham Hospital (b Wellington, New Zealand, 1915; q Barts 1938; MC, DA, FFARACS), d 14 July 2001.
With the outbreak of the second world war he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was one of the last to be rescued from Dunkirk, and then served in North Africa and Italy. A private and humble man, he never disclosed the acts of bravery for which he was awarded the Military Cross at Coriano, Italy. Predeceased by his first wife, Joyce, and his second wife, Ruth, he leaves three children.
[Jane Bowen John Meyrick Thomas]
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