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Remembered Today:

Capt Claude Henry Fischel RAMC att 7/Leics Regt


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Another Park rugby player and medic, from Streatham. Possibly Guys Hospital?

RAMC att 7th Bn Leics

D. 14/09/1918 aged 28.

Any more known?

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Here is his MIC



UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

about Claude Henry Fischel

Name: Claude Henry Fischel

Death Date: 14 Sep 1918

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Comments: Att 7/Leic


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Unbfortunately have drawn blank on the Guys Roll so must be another hospital. Will try Middx and London. Useful link, for which many thanks

One very good name at Guys - EV Knight - captain of Bedford school XV and given the strong Bedford/Park connection, one worth searching in our own records. Would be an occasional player,as despite him being an England reserve centre, he does not appear in any team photo for Park.

best wishes


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On a previous post (Llarena thread) , I mentioned Knight, as well as a few other rugby players.


Lieut. E. V. Knight

SPONG, R. W., Lieut., R.A.F.

STEYN, S. S. L., Lieut., lloth Brigade R.F.A

PRYN, W. R., Lieut., R.A.M.C

HOGDEN, H. F. T., Lieut., 2nd Norfolk

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Yes, noted and thanks. There are many potential Park links also (eg Knight and Hogden at Bedford School) which will bear examination if we can find them in our members records.

It would however appear that the medical students played rugby 'promiscuously' for a number of clubs and may not have always paid their subs (and therefore been in the records). I have a report from Otago NZ of a 1909 Park game against Blackheath with 5 London Hospital NZ medics, very few of whom are recorded in our minutes. (The chap who sent back the report was a registered member, I am pleased to say, and survived the war).


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