Colquhoun, Gideon Robert Ernest

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Colquhoun, Gideon Robert Ernest

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Born 7 December 1888, the eldest son of Ernest Colquhoun, actuary and his wife, nee Simkin. He was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge, and entered St George's Hospital Medical School in 1911.

The first world war broke out three months after he had qualified, and he served throught in in the RAMC. He was an assistant surgeon at the 13th General Hospital in France, and a surgeon at the 37th General Hospital at Salonika 1916-1917, and officer-in-command of the military hospitals at Richborough and Sandwich, Kent until 1919.

Returning to St George's in 1920, he became house surgeon, surgical registrar, resident assistant surgeon, and surgeon to the urological department. He was appointed surgeon to the hospital in 1935, and was lecturer on surgery in the medical school. He had also been house physician at the Children's Hospital, Paddington Green. He practiced privately at 44 Brook Street, and later at 53 Green Street, and lived at 1 Tregunter Road, The Boltons.

He was twice married. He retired to Woodslee, Sway Road, Lymington, Hampshire, and died in a nursing home on 22 November 1951, aged 62. He was survived by his second wife, Gwendoline Parker, whom he married in 1937, and by the two sons of his first marriage.


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