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Kirwan-Taylor, Harold George
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Born on April 14th 1895. His father was chairman of a property company and his mother was the authoress and barrister, Mary Kirwan. He was educated at Epsom College, Trinity College, Cambridge, and St George's Hospital which he was to serve for most of his professional life. He qualified in 1917 and after resident appointments at St George's Hospital he obstained the FRCS in 1924 and soon after joined the staff as obstetrician and gynaecologist.
He subsequently served the War Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Lying-In Hospital in Lambeth. He was a consultant gynaecologist to the Ministry of Pensions, and the boroughs of Woolwich and Bexleyheath. He was also an examiner to the Universities of Cambridge and Durham, the Conjoint and the Midwives Board and the Society of Apothecaries.
He captained Epson at cricket and played for the Young Gentlemen of Surrey, the Grand Fleet and United Services. He represented Cambridge at Hocked and played for the Wanderers and Middlesex Country. He represented Queen's Club at squash.
In the first world war he was a Surgeon-Probationer RNVR and later a temporary surgeon in the Royal Navy. In the second world war he became a colonel in the Army Medical Service and was a temporary consultant surgeon to the MEF in 1940. In 1926 he stood as prospective Conservative candidate for East Woolwich.
He married Elizabeth Mary Neild in 1926 and they had a son and three daughters. The marriage was dissolved in 1946. He died aged 86 on 2nd December 1981.
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Royal College of Surgeons