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Biographical entry Stump, Claude Witherington (1891 - 1971)

28 October 1891
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
23 September 1971
Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Medical scientist


Claude Stump was Professor of Embryology and Histology, University of Sydney 1928-1956 and Associate Professor 1926-1928. Earlier he was professor at the University of Bangkok, Siam 1924-1926.



1912 - 1913
Career position - Served with a unit of the British Red Cross attached to the Serbian army during the Balkan War
December 1914 - December 1916
Career position - Fought on the Western Front in the 8th Battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) completed at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
October 1917 - November 1919
Career position - Served in France with the 11th Field Ambulance of the Australian Army Medical Corps
1920 - 1921
Career position - House Physician, later house Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh
1920 - 1921
Career position - Demonstrator and Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh
1920 - 1922
Career position - Crichton research scholarship in anatomy in Edinburgh
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Edinburgh
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Edinburgh
1924 - 1926
Career position - Professor at the University of Bangkok in Siam
1926 - 1928
Career position - Associate Professor at the University of Sydney
1928 - 1956
Career position - Professor of Embryology and Histology at the University of Sydney
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)
Life event - Retired

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Claude Witherington Stump - Records, 1921 - 1933, P 121; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Stone, Jonathan, 'Stump, Claude Witherington (1891-1971), Army Officer and Professor of Histology and Embryology', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 339-340. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.