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Biographical entry Underhill, William Lees (1814 - 1894)

MRCS May 4th 1836; FRCS June 10th 1880; LSA 1835; JP for Staffordshire.

15 June 1894
General surgeon


Born of a family of medical practitioners in South Staffordshire during the previous century and a half. He succeeded his father and practised at Tipton Heath, where he was for many years Chairman of the Local Board of Health, one of the founders of the Guest Hospital, and for a long period Surgeon to the Volunteer Corps. Appointed a magistrate, he discharged the duties with zeal, and was a liberal contributor to various charities. He retired to Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, where he died on June 15th, 1894, and at his funeral at Tipton six sons bore his coffin to the grave. Of his eight sons, six had become medical practitioners.

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