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75587 Major Douglas Neville Parry MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond 1935)
9 Aug 1909 – ?

Introduction

Major Douglas Neville Parry was educated at St Thomas Hospital, London from where he qualified MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond) in 1935. He was Casualty Officer at Birmingham General Hospital from 8 August to 31 August 1935, House Surgeon from 1 September to 7 October and Surgical Registrar at the same hospital from 7 October to April 1938.

On 25 April 1938, he applied for a Short Service Commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He entered the RAM College Millbank on 1 September 1938 and joined the RAMC Depôt on 1 July 1938.

From 1 May to 30 June 1938, he was seconded to the General Hospital Birmingham, as a surgical registrar (Gynae), under the provisions of Art. 213, Royal Warrant for Pay and Promotion, 1931.

Service Record — Douglas Neville Parry

1 May 1938 Appointed Lieutenant on probation. Seconded to the General Hospital Birmingham on first appointment. Confirmed in post in December 1938.

1 May 1939 Promoted Captain RAMC.

Malta 6 Apr 1939 Arrived from England.

23 Jan 1940 Promoted Acting Major RAMC and Temporary Major on 23 April 1940.

Mar 1940Officer in Charge of Military Families Hospital Mtarfa.

Malta 1 Aug 1940 Posted to Advanced Dressing Station (ADS) San Pawl Tat Targa for temporary duty.

31 July 1940 S/Capt Mattei handed over the medical charge of ADS San Pawl Tat Targa to Captain Baxter and took over medical charge of the Married Families Hospital vice Major Parry.

Malta 19 Aug 1940 Rejoined General Hospital Mtarfa for duty as Officer-in-charge Families Division vice Surgeon Captain S F Mattei KOMR who resumed command of ADS San Pawl Tat Targa.

Malta 8 Oct 1940 Admitted to General Hospital Mtarfa. In his absence Capt J E Elliott became officer-in-charge Families Division.

Malta 17 Oct 1940 Discharged from hospital.

Malta July 1941 Gynaecological Specialist. Officer-in-charge Families Division No 90 General Hospital.

Malta 1942 Officer-in-charge Families Division.

Malta 17 Apr 1943 On 14 April, handed over documents, medicines, instruments of the Military Families Hospital to Captain G Maizels, and left for the Middle East.

May 1945 Captain Douglas Neville Parry retired on account of disability and was granted the honorary rank of Major.

Bibliography

  • Succession Books Vol XXIX, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • TNA:WO 177/1360, War Diaries No 90 General Hospital April 1940 to September 1946.
  • TNA:WO 177/1083, War Diary Military Families Hospital Mtarfa April 1940 to June 1940.
  • Volume of particulars of candidates for RAMC commissions (RAMC/1308).