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Biographical entry Sturton, Clement (1900 - 1936)

MRCS 27 July 1922; FRCS 12 February 1925; BA Cambridge 1920; MB BCh 1923; MA 1924; LRCP 1922; DTMH RCPS 1925.

21 January 1900
4 September 1936
General surgeon


Born at Cambridge, 21 January 1900, the sixth child and fifth son of Richard Sturton, chemist, and Mary Emma Sturton, his wife and cousin. He was educated at the Perse School, and acted as temporary surgeon sub-lieutenant, RNVR in 1918. In 1919 he entered St John's College, Cambridge, where he gained an exhibition and took his Arts degree in 1920, after he had been placed in the second class of the first part of the Natural Sciences Tripos. He entered St Bartholomew's Hospital, gaining the Shuter scholarship in anatomy and physiology jointly with W F T Adams in October 1920. He served as house surgeon at the Salisbury General Infirmary, and then practised for a year or two in Bournemouth. Entering the African Inland Mission he went to Dugu in the Belgian Congo and, subsequently joining the West African Medical Staff, Nigeria, he was placed in charge of a hospital at Lagos. Returning to England he entered into partnership with Dr A G Tolputt and Dr T H Baillie at Kettering, Northants. He died at Norwich as a result of a riding accident on 4 September 1936. He married on 17 October 1925 Mary, daughter of Dr Jabez Pratt Brooks, MRCS. She survived him with a son and two daughters.

Sources used to compile this entry: [St Bart's Hosp J 1936, 44, 20; information given by Mrs Sturton and his brother, J Sturton].

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