MARNHAM, Brig Sir Ralph (1901-1984)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his service in the Middle East, principally comprising account of his work at No 62 General Hospital, Tobruk, Libya, Oct 1941-Feb 1942; cutting of newspaper article based on this account, written by Patrick Marnham (his son) in 1991; text of his lecture on surgery in the Middle East, 1940-1943, [1943]; photocopy of his printed article 'The Tobruk Plaster', 1945; diary of Col H V Leigh, Commander, No 62 General Hospital, Oct 1941-Jan 1942; Leigh's official report on No 62 General Hospital for the period Oct-Dec 1941, written in Jan 1942.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1901; 2nd Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1940; Lt Col, 1940; served in Middle East, 1940-1944, and East Africa, 1944; Officer in Charge of Surgical Divs of No 62 General Hospital, Tobruk, Libya, 1941-1942; and Consulting Surgeon, 9 Army, East Africa and Southern Command; Brig, 1944; retired from Army, 1945, and went on to work as surgeon at St George's Hospital, London; Sergeant-Surgeon to the Queen, 1967-1972; died in 1984.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1985 and 1991.

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