Tucker, William Eldon

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Tucker, William Eldon

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"Born in Hamilton, Bermuda, son of the Rev (afterwards Archdeacon) George Tucker and Theodosia Tott his wife. Educated at Charles Grey's School in Bermuda, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Canada, and at Caius College, Cambridge from 1891. He was captain of the University XV rugby football team in 1894 and played for England in 1894 and 1895, for Blackheath when that club won the championship in 1897, and was captain of the United Hospital SV in 1899.

He undertook his clinical training at St George's Hospital where he subsequently held resident posts, having qualified in 1899.

He took the Cambridge degrees in 1902 and then returned to Hamilton, Bermuda, where he practiced for the rest of his life. He was surgeon to the King Edward Hospital. During the first world war he was surgeon to the Military Hospital and surgical specialist to the Bermuda command. He retired in 1949 at the age of 77.

Tucker had been a member of the Bermuda Board of Health, chairman of the Hospital Advisory Committee and the Medical Examination Board, and medical officer to the Leprosarium.

The elder of his two sons, William Eldon Tucker CVO, MBE became a Fellow in 1930 and practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon in London. Like his father he also played football for England. Tucker died in Bermuda on 18th October 1853. His wife died on 8 February 1955 aged 79. "


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