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Name: DENSHAM, Walter Arnold LRCP, MRCS

Birth Date: 1872 South Petherton, Somerset

Death Date: 1.6.1907 Buwanuka, Uganda, killed by buffalo

First Date: 1905

Profession: A Medical Officer, he served in both the EA and Uganda Protectorates. He was a keen sportsman

Area: EA & Uganda

Married: Annie Sophia

Book Reference: Gillett, Purvis, EAHB 1906, North, EAHB 1907, Barnes

General Information:

Purvis - Bull buffalo - killed an able and promising official of the Administration, Dr. Densham whom I knew well in Usoga, and whose brother is well known in the town where I am writing this.
EAHB 1906 - Cambs Late Home Surgeon Charing Cross Hospital; Asst. Medical Officer, Lewisham Infirmary; Asst. Medical Officer Fever Hosp. Metrop. Asylums Board; Civilian Surgeon S.A. Field Force 1900-03, medal and 2 clasps; Medical Officer EA and Uganda Protectorates March 17th 1905
North - From New Malden, Surrey
EAHB 1907 - Nile Province
Barnes - St Paul's Namirembe Cemetery - Walter Arnold Densham, MRCS LRCP DTM etc. of the sleeping sickness commission, accidentally killed 1 Jun 1907
Gazette - 1-7-1907 - Probate and Administration - Dr W.A. Densham deceased who died at Kuwanuka near Kampala in the Kingdom of Uganda on 1st June 1907Gazette - 1/7/1907 - Death - Dr W.A. Densham LRCP, MRCS close to Buwanmuka, Uganda who was killed by a buffalo on 1 June. Dr Densham was first appointed to the Protectorate on 17 March 1905. In 1906 he was chosen as one of the Doctors to serve on the Sleeping Sickness Investigation and was this year placed in charge of the Sleeping Sickness camp at Buwanmuka where he was so unfortunate  as to meet with his death the Protectorate thus losing an able and popular officer.
His loss is deeply regretted by all who came in contact with him.

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