Watson, George Trustram

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Watson, George Trustram

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1871-1952

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Born on 9th October 1871 at Thaxted, Essex, the younger son on George Samuel Watson MRCS 1865, his mother being a daughter of Charles Trustram MRCS 1831. He was educated at Tonbridge School, was a scholar of Peterhouse, Cambridge and took first class honours in the Natural Sciences Tripos 1893. He entered St George's Hospital Medical School with the first University scholarship in 1894, and after qualifying in 1897 served the Hospital as House Surgeon, House Physician and Assistant in the ear, eye, dental and skin departments.

After a year in practice at Hastings in 1900, he joined his father and elder brother Charles Robert Watson MD, MRCS at Tunbridge Wells. During the First World War he served in the RAMC at the Herbert Hospital, Woolwich and was assistant county director to the British Red Cross Society for Kent. He was awarded the OBE in 1920 for his services. Watson was surgeon to the Kent and Sussex Hospital and consulting surgeon to the Tunbridge Wells and District Hospital.

Watson married in 1901 Dorothy Rankin, who survived him with two married daughters. He died on 6th December 1952 aged 81.

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