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Biographical entry Hind, Alfred Ernest (1860 - 1933)

MRCS 19 April 1883; FRCS 10 December 1885; LRCP 1883.

28 August 1860
10 January 1933
General surgeon


Born at Stockton-on-Tees, 28 August 1860, the fourth son and ninth child of John Hind, engineer, and Mary Haigh his wife. He was educated at Durham School and at St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he served the office of house surgeon. He then acted as resident clinical assistant at the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, and practised for a short time at Tewkesbury, where he was elected assistant surgeon to the Hospital. He settled at St Helier's, Jersey, in 1890 and spent the rest of his life in the island. On the outbreak of war in 1914 he volunteered for active service and was sent to Roumania and Russia, where he spent the years 1917 and 1918, and received the Order of St Anne, third class, for his services. At the end of the war he returned to Portland House, Jersey, and resumed his professional work.

He married on 8 November 1890 Beatrice Anne, daughter of Charles Godfray, of Beausejour, who survived him with two sons and a daughter; two other sons died before him.

He died in London on 10 January 1933; Mrs Hind died in Jersey in July 1943, during the German occupation of the Isle (The Times, 4 November 1943).

By the straightforwardness of his character and his absolute honesty Hind was an influence for good throughout the Isle of Jersey, where in his later years he was associated in partnership with J R Hanna, MB Dublin.

Myeloid sarcoma of the upper jaw; removal of superior maxilla; recovery. Lancet, 1887, 2, 214.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Personal knowledge; information given by Major Godfray Hind, his son; The Times, 4 November 1943, death of Mrs Hind].

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