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Biographical entry Hatch, William Keith (1854 - 1935)

MRCS 3 August 1876; FRCS 9 June 1887; MB CM Aberdeen 1876.

6 December 1854
Ahmadnagar, India
27 November 1935
General surgeon


Born at Ahmadnagar in the Bombay Presidency on 6 December 1854, the son of Captain William Sparkes Hatch, of the Bombay Artillery. He was educated at the University of Aberdeen and at King's College, London which he entered in October 1873. He entered the Indian Medical Service as surgeon on 31 March 1877, was promoted surgeon major on 31 March 1889 and surgeon lieutenant-colonel on 31 March 1897. He was placed on the selected list for promotion on 22 April 1900, and retired from the service on 15 November 1903. He served in the second Afghan war in 1880, receiving the medal. Most of his service was passed in civil employ in the Bombay Presidency, where he was for long civil surgeon at Poona. He died on 27 November 1935 at 27 Tivoli Road, Cheltenham.

Mycetoma, in Watson's Encyclopaedia medica 1901, 8.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J. 1935, 2, 1186; Crawford's Roll of the IMS 1930, Bombay list No 1029; Lyle's King's and some King's men, Oxford, 1935, p 443].

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