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Who was Maj. N.H. Oliver RAMC?

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john-g

 The above was the Medical Officer at Latchmere House, Ham, Surrey. during 1918.  One of the inmates, Sidney Stewart Hume, originally  from Argentina, managed to get hold of a gun, possibly from one of his relatives or when he was taken home by his mother and sister. On the 30 November 1918 ,he shot dead one of the ward orderlies, Robert Aldridge.

The Medical Officer in Charge at Latchmere on the day was Maj. N.H. Oliver RAMC.

 

All help appreciated.

 

john-g

 

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1911 census has him as HOH, Physician at The Retreat, Retreat Rd, Richmond Surrey. Born Preston Lancs c1874

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HarryBrook

The incident was reported in The Times on 3 December 1918, and the inquest into the death of orderly Aldridge was reported in the 7 December 1918 edition. It was stated that Hume was a repatriated P.O.W. who suffered delusions. The verdict on the death of Robert Aldridge was that he was "Wilfully murdered". 

 

Edit to add: There were further reports in The Times - 10 December 1918 a report stating that, on 9 December, Lt. Hume had been committed for trial at a date to be set. 3 March 1919 a report stating that he had been indicted at Guildford Assizes on Saturday 1 March and found "guilty but insane", and ordered to be detained during His Majesty's pleasure.   

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john-g

Thanks to one and all for all your help, you have all helped me to fill in the missing details.

 

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