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Laurence Frederick O'Shaughnessy     1901-1940
Dr. Laurence Frederick O'Shaughnessy M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S., was born about 1901, the son of Laurence O'Shaughnessy and Marie ?, at Sunderland, County Durham. Promising British thoracic and cardiac surgeon. Published abridged translation of Sauerbruch's textbook. Died tragically during the British army evacuation at Dunkirk (1940).
Gwendolen Mary Hunton                     1899-1963
Gwendolen was born about 1899, the daughter of Frederick Hunton and Maud Mary L. Young, at Sedgefield, County Durham. She was a Medical Doctor. (M.B., B.S. 1923. U. Durham)
I have identified the following children.
Laurence Frederick O'Shaughnessy M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S. Gwendolen Mary Hunton
Laurence Born 13 Nov 1938   London  
Birth of Parents
Laurence Frederick O'Shaughnessy b: abt 1901         Sunderland, County Durham       1901 1Q Sunderland 10a 628
son of Laurence O'Shaughnessy and Marie ?

Gwendolen Mary Hunton b:abt 1899               Sedgefield, County Durham       1899 3Q Sedgefield 10a 97
daughter of Frederick Hunton and Maud Mary L. Young

No Date
Laurence Frederick O'Shaughnessy
Gwendolen Mary Hunton

Laurence O'Shaughnessy b: 13 Nov 1938               London       1938 4Q Finsbury 1b 658
son of Laurence Frederick O'Shaughnessy and Gwendolen Mary Hunton
Died 3 May 2003, in Tunbridge Wells

The Times, Tuesday, Nov 15, 1938                         BIRTHS
  O'Shaughnessy - On Nov. 13, 1938 at City of London Maternity Hospital, to Gwen, wife of Laurence O'Shaughnessy, F.R.C.S. - a son.

Laurence Frederick O'Shaughnessy Died 27 May 1940, Age 39

The Times, Wednesday, Jun 5, 1940                         Death
  In May, 1940, in Flanders, Laurence O'Shaughnessy, M.D., F.R.C.S., R.A.M.C., husband of Gwen O'Shaughnessy, 24 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London, son of the late Laurence O'Shaughnessy and of Mrs. O'Shaughnessy, 65 Pevensey Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea.
LONDON   7 Sep 1940                           Probate
O'Shaughnessy, Laurence Frederick, of 24 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London, 7 September, to Gwendolen Mary O'Shaughnessy, widow, and Noel Page, Solicitor.
  Effects £1,809 6s. 6d.
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IN Memory of
26416, 5 Casualty Clearing Station,
Royal Army Medical Corps
Who Died Age 39,
ON 27 May 1940

Son of Laurence and Mary O'Shaughnessy,
Husband of Gwendolen Mary O'Shaughnessy
of Swaffham, Norfolk, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S.

Dunkirk, France


Gwendolen Mary (Hunton) O'Shaughnessy Died abt 1963, Age 64,       1963 3Q Norwich 4b 521

SPECIAL THANKS  to Mary Wheeler, of West Midlands, a descendant of William Joseph Young (1828-1885), for many of the details provided above.