Death Certificate

Registration District Camberwell

1923 Death in the Sub-District of East Dulwich in the County of London

NoWhen and Where Died Name and Surname Sex Age Rank or Profession Cause of Death Signature, Description and Residence of Informant When RegisteredSignature of Registrar
130 Fifth November 1923
72a East Dulwich Grove
Arthur Ellis Male 15 months 24 Linwood Place, Tarn St, Southwark.
son of Henry Ellis, formerly a Cartage Contractor's Carman
(1) Marasmus
(2) Convulsions (cause unknown)
certified by H W Bruce MD
R J Ellis
Present at the death
24 Linwood Place, Tarn Street. SE1
Sixth November 1923 J A Wootton


Marasmus is malnutrition.

A nurse dropped Arthur when lifting him out of his cot in the hospital and he hit his head on the bedside cabinet. This may have been the cause of the convulsions mentioned on this certificate. [Source: Dee Appadurai]