Captain Rowland Waters Rix

Rowland Waters Rix was a surgeon and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Born on November 12th 1883 in Gillingham.

Name of his mother : Maria Rix           Name of his father : John Alfred

Address of both: 53 High St Gillingham

February 17th, 1908 : MB and Bachelor of Science at the University of London,

March : Appointed House-Physicians to Out-patients at St. Thomas Hospital

September : Appointed Casualty Officer at St. Thomas Hospital

MRCS, LRCP (St Thomas) He was a surgeon at St. Leonards Hospital in Sudbury. He was an Hon Surgeon at West London and Hon Physician at the Royal Free Hospital.

1911 UK census : Listed as living 53 High street in Gillingham Kent county with his parents

1912 : FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons) England

February : Became a member of the South-Eastern Branch

Address 263 Napier Road, Gillingham, Kent

1913 : Medical Register shows an address of 53 High Street Gillingham, Kent.

1914 : He married Marjorie E Wagstaff registered in Berkhampstead. She was probably a nurse

April 9th, 1917 : Enlisted in the RAMC and appointed Lieutenant. He served in East Africa during WW1  but his service file not available

1918 : Had a son Rowland B Rix

September : Appointed captain

1920 to 1952 : Show as living at 51 Friars, Sudbury, Suffolks in the phone directory

1925 – 1926 : He was chairman of the West Suffolk Division of the British Medical Association.

December 26th, 1925 : Applied for his medals. Sent to 51 Friars street, Sudbury, Suffolk

1926 – 1927 : President of the Suffolk Branch of the British Medical Association.

1938 : Living at 51 Friars, Sudbury. Listed as a surgeon

October 27th 1942 : His son Jack Stephen Rix was promoted Lieutenant, RAMC

1945 – 1946 : President of the Suffolk Branch of the British Medical Association.

1947 – 1948 : He was chairman of the West Suffolk Division of the British Medical Association.

1953-56 : Living at 73 Bennels avenue, Whitstable

January 3rd, 1956 : Died at the age of 73 Bennells Ave, Tankerton Kent (late of Sudbury Suffolk) – peacefully after a long illness” per The Times online

His son served with the Royal Engineers during WW2

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography

Captain Rowland Waters Rix WW1 medals with his son, Jack Stephen Rix, WW2 ID discs

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