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Two RAMC

Discussion in 'Book of condolence' started by John A Silkstone, Feb 8, 2013.


  1. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone General MI.Net Member

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    I’m sorry to say that two RAMC members have passed away.


    One was John "Jock" McCran. John joined the RAMC in 1947 and retired in 1973.

    The second 2Lt Cadet Medical Officers, Ben St Joseph who died in a climbing accident.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...climber-pays-tribute-to-hard-working-son.html

    The following is from his CO Lt Col B J H Tomkins RIFLES.

    2Lt Ben St Joseph RAMC Bristol UOTC

    It is with profound regret that I have to inform you of the death of 2Lt Ben St Joseph on Saturday 26 Jan. He was killed whilst climbing alone along the Tower Ridge on the North West face of Ben Nevis. Ben was training to be a Doctor at the University of Bristol and was in his 4th year at OTC. He was commissioned last year into the Royal Army Medical Corps as a probationary Cadetship officer, though continued to train with us and was Minden Company's Young Officer within the UOTC.

    Ben was a hugely bright, popular, hardworking, and dedicated young officer. He was a great leader within the OTC and never pushed anyone harder than he pushed himself. In his few years at OTC he had won both the Reserve Forces, and University Cups for the Devizes to Westminster canoe race and hoped to win both this year, he earned a Gold Medal at Cambrian Patrol, passed the Airborne Student Parachute Selection Course, and competed in the Spean Bridge Commando Race, and the British Army CIOR Pentathlon team. He had also come top in his military professional exam, MLDP2, in his year, and was a huge character in the rugby club. He was a great enthusiast for life.

    Our thoughts are with his parents, Andrew and Dr Vivien, and his sister Emma at this time.

    Silky

    Rest in Peace ‘IN ARDUIS FIDELIS’
     

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