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Biographical entry Manders, Horace (1853 - 1935)

MRCS 16 November 1875; FRCS 13 June 1878; LSA 1875; VD.

23 December 1853
5 July 1935
Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire
General surgeon and Military surgeon


Born at Canterbury on 23 December 1853, the second son of Major Thomas Manders, 6th Dragoon Guards, and his wife, née Hacking. He was educated at Marlborough College, at St Mary's Hospital, at the Beaujon Hospital in Paris, and in Brussels. He acted as house surgeon at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and worked in the electro¬therapeutic department of the East London Hospital for Children at Shadwell. During the South African war, 1900-01, he served as medical officer to the 12th brigade, Imperial Yeomanry, afterwards becoming senior medical officer with the mounted troops of the 5th and 6th brigades. He received the medal with four clasps and was mentioned in despatches. He went to Dvinsk, Latvia, as chief medical officer, with the honorary rank of captain, in Lady Muriel Paget's English Hospital, and did good service. He was subsequently a surgeon in the P and O Steam Navigation Company's service.
He married in 1879 Elizabeth Louisa, daughter of G P Goode of Haverfordwest, and they had a family of four boys and two girls. He practised at 22 Gloucester Terrace, W, but continued his military interests, becoming lieutenant-colonel in the 4th battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, and receiving the Volunteer Decoration. He retired to Chesham Bois, Bucks, where he died on 5 July 1935, his wife having predeceased him.


The ferment treatment of cancer and tuberculosis. London, 1898.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet 1935, 2, 163; information given by his eldest son, Col Horace Craigie Manders, CIE ADC to the Viceroy of India].

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