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Biographical entry Cowell, Sibert Forrest Antrobus (1863 - 1949)

Secretary RCS 1901-34; BA Oxford 1886; MA 1911.

24 September 1863
13 January 1949


Born 24 September 1863, the son of Thomas William Cowell, MRCS. He was educated at Westminster, where he entered in 1876, and was elected a Queen's Scholar in 1879, and at University College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1886.

He became assistant secretary of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1888 and succeeded Edward Trimmer as Secretary in 1901. He resigned in 1934, and was succeeded by his nephew.

Forrest Cowell never married. Having lived throughout his working life in London, he moved to St Albans in 1940 and died there on Thursday, 13 January 1949, aged 85. His portrait is included in the council group of 1927, and there is a separate portrait in oils in the college's collection.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times, 15 January 1949, p 6e; personal knowledge].

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