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Biographical entry Street, Ashton (1864 - 1946)

MRCS 30 July 1888; FRCS 13 June 1889; MB Cambridge 1889.

10 June 1864
Mirfield, Yorkshire
8 September 1946
Crowborough, Sussex
General surgeon


Born at Mirfield, Yorkshire, 10 June 1864, second son of Samuel Street, maltster, of Mirfield. His elder brother, Samuel, became a clergyman and died before him; his younger brother and sister survived him. He was educated at Huddersfield Collegiate School, at Leeds Medical School, and at Downing College, Cambridge. After serving as house surgeon in the General Infirmary at Leeds and at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, he was commissioned in the Indian Medical Service as surgeon on 31 March 1890. He saw active service on the North-West Frontier, and in the Miranzai expedition 1891 won the medal and clasp. He was promoted major on 31 March 1902, and took part that year in the Darwesh Khel operations. In the Mohmand campaign of 1908 he won the medal and clasp in the action of Kargha, and on 31 March 1910 was promoted lieutenant-colonel.

Street was appointed surgeon to the Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy Hospital at Bombay and professor of anatomy at the Grant Medical College, and subsequently became professor of surgery and principal of the college. He was placed in the Indian Medical Service special list for promotion 25 December 1915, but retired on 26 June 1920. After his return England he took an active part in the British Medical Association serving on its council from 1927. He lived in London, at 63 Onslow Square, SW, and later at 12a Brompton Square. Street married o 1 January 1893 Annette Clare, daughter of Herbert Davies, MD FRCP (1818-85), senior physician to the London Hospital. Mrs Street died in November 1944. He died at the Country House Hotel, Crowborough, Sussex on 8 September 1946, aged 82, survived by his two daughters, Mrs Kemp and Mrs Bullen-Smith. His only son died before him. A memorial service was held at Crowborough Parish Church.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Crawford's Roll of the IMS, Bombay list, No 1106; Brit med J 1946, 2, 444; information from his surviving brother, and from his daughter, Mrs Kemp].

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