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Biographical entry Going, Robert Marshal (1867 - 1938)

MRCS 4 August 1896; FRCS 10 June 1897; BA Dublin 1890; MB BCh BAO 1891; LM Rotunda Dublin 1890; LRCP 1896.

3 June 1867
Ballymackey, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
14 February 1938
General surgeon


Born 3 June 1867 at Ballymackey, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland, the third child and second son of the Ven Robert James Going, MA, Archdeacon of Killaloe, and Maria Marcella Clarke, his wife. He was educated at St Columba's, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin, at Trinity College) and at the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin, where he served as house surgeon. He afterwards entered the London Hospital, where he was house surgeon, house physician, resident receiving room officer and surgical clinical assistant. He then settled in general practice at Littlehampton in Sussex and remained there until 1925. He was Admiralty surgeon and agent, and medical officer to the East Preston workhouse, the Rustington convalescent home, and the West Sussex County Mental Hospital. During the war he was surgeon to the Graylingwell War Hospital, the Arundel Emergency Hospital, and the Stendon House Red Cross Hospital for Officers.

He married in 1901 Fanny Augusta Edgcombe, who survived him with a son and two daughters. He died on 14 February 1938 at Uplands, Hadlow Road, Tonbridge. Mrs Going died on 24 March 1951.


Torsion of the testicle, with notes on the pathological condition by Sir Arthur Keith. Lancet, 1906, 1, 370.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by his daughter, Miss Mona E Going].

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