|Robert Sorley died on HMS Barham aged 40.
Picture 1 - Robert with his daughter, Diana, mother of this site's webmaster Sara.
Picture 7 - Obituary published 16th May 1942 in the Lancet.
Obituaries include the following: in the British Medical Journal:
CASUALTIES IN THE MEDICAL SERVICES
Surgeon Commander ERNEST ROBERT SORLEY, who is presumed to have been killed in HMS Barham on November 25, 1941 was the youngest son of the late John Tower Sorley, M.A., and was educated at the University of Aberdeen, where he graduated M.B., Ch.B, in 1923. He proceeded M.D. in 1935 having taken the D.P.H. in 1928. He entered the Royal Navy as surgeon lieutenant in 1925, and served in HMS Malaya in the Mediterranean and in the Centurion until 1928, when he was appointed to Plymouth Hospital. From 1929 to 1932 he was in the Enterprise in the East Indies, and for the next three years at the naval hospital in Bermuda. After a year at Chatham barracks he was appointed to Singapore in November 1936. He was promoted to surgeon-commander in March 1936, and joined the British Medical Association in 1937.
And in “The Scotsman”:
Went Down on HMS Barham Surgeon-Commander Ernest R.Sorley, who lost his life when HMS Barham was sunk. He was the third son of the late Mr. John T. Sorley, city chamberlain, Aberdeen, and Mrs Sorley, Milltimber