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Name: STONES, Robert Yelverton MC (Dr.)

Birth Date: 2 June 1881 Wisbech

Death Date: 16 Sep 1961 Kampala, Uganda

First Date: 1923

Profession: CMS missionary

Area: Maseno, Kisumu

Married: In Bakewell 12 June 1918 Edith Maude Quilliam b. 30 Apr 1872 Liverpool, d. 14 Mar 1951 Chester

Children: adopted Thomas Roby Stones (b. 28 Nov 1920-20 Jan1944)

Book Reference: Red 25, Hut, Foster

War Service: RAMC

School: London Hosp., Liverpool Univ.

General Information:

Foster - Dr. R.V. Stones - Arrived in Kenya Christmas 1961 ? to work in newly established CMS Maseno Hospital
Web Major Robert Yelverton Stones graduated MB, BS in 1907 and gained the DPH in 1908 and the FRCS Ed in 1910. He sailed for Africa in 1911 as a missionary of the Church Missionary Society. He first worked at Iyi Enu Hospital, Nigeria, and in 1913 was transferred to Old Cafro Mission Hospital in Egypt.
During the first world war he was commissioned in the RAMC and served first in the near East and then in German East Africa, being awarded the Military Cross. At the end of the war he began missionary work again in Tanganyika, doing outstanding service in the famine at Dodoma in 1919. From Dodoma he went to Maseno in Kenya, near Lake Victoria, where he founded a hospital with Red Cross funds. Continuing to win academic honours, he proceeded MD in 1918 and took the MRCP in 1925 and the DMRE in 1930.
In 1924 Major Robert Yelverton Stones travelled to Uganda and joined Dr (afterwards Sir Albert) Cook at Mengo Hospital, Kampala, the mission hospital which Cook had founded in 1897. He worked there until 1939, latterly as medical superintendent, and was appointed OBE in 1938 for his services.
He returned to England in 1939, but as he could not reconcile himself to a quiet life at home, he joined the RAMC and was in Malta during the siege and stayed on afterwards for a time in charge of the King George V Hospital for Merchant Seamen Floriana.
Career: Missionary, Church Missionary Society Nigeria (1911-13); Church Mission Society Egypt (1913-14); Commissioned to RAMC near East and East Africa (1914— 19); Missionary, Church Mission Society Tanzania (1919-24); seconded to Colonial Medical Service Tanzania (1921-22); Missionary Church Mission Society Uganda (1924-39); retired UK; RAMC Malta [n.d.]; later retired Africa
1939 England and Wales Register living with wife and son in Greenwich

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