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Bertram Owen-Smith

Admitted to:

Winterton Hospital. RAF Hospital Rauceby (05/11/41).

Date of Injury:

16/10/1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

19

Cause of Incident:

Crashed. Flying incident.

Transferred to QVH:

04/12/1941

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

12



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

Bertram

Surname:

Owen-Smith

Service No:

67945

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

78 Sqn

Profession:

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Patient Rank:

Plt Off

Death:

06/06/2008

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Glossary:

Further Reading:

The Guinea Pig Club' By Edward Bishop.
'McIndoe's Army' By Edward Bishop.
'McIndoe's Army' By Peter Williams and Ted Harrison.
Article, The Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2008.

References:

East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2765.1 - Group photograph at a Guinea Pig Club occasion, including Smith
EGRTM 2773.525 - Photograph of Smith in surgical gown and mask
EGRTM 6600.35.164 - Photograph of Smith and others at a Guinea Pig Reunion