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Biographical entry Purkis, Kenneth Noel (1892 - 1932)

MRCS 29 July 1915; FRCS 11 June 1925; MB BS London 1924; LRCP 1915.

12 December 1892
Southsea, Hampshire
30 July 1932
General surgeon


Born at Southsea, Hants on 12 December 1892, the son of Joseph Thomas Purkis, captain, RN, and Jessie Jane Bond, his wife. He was educated at Eltham College and at Guy's Hospital, where he was house surgeon to the ophthalmic and the ear, nose, and throat departments. He then served as medical officer to the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Hospital. On the outbreak of war he received a commission as temporary lieutenant, RAMC, dated 14 August 1915 and rose to be captain. He then settled in general practice at 47 Wickham Road, Beckenham, Kent, and died in Guy's Hospital on 30 May 1935. He married Eileen Doris Moore on 30 July 1932, who survived him with two daughters.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Mrs Purkis].

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