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Biographical entry Ware, Ernest Edwin (1865 - 1944)

MRCS 1 August 1889; FRCS by election 10 April 1930; MB BS London 1891; MD 1893; LRCP 1889; Hon MCh NUI 1938.

26 January 1865
Eltham, Kent
22 July 1944
General surgeon


Born on 26 January 1865 at Eltham, Kent, eldest son and second child of Charles Edwin Ware, architect and surveyor, of Exeter, and Lucy Ann Hayman, his wife. He was educated at Downside, and at St Thomas's, where he served as house surgeon. After serving as resident medical officer at St Mary's Children's Hospital, Plaistow and at the East London Hospital for Children, he was appointed to the staff of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, London, NW, and the Hampstead Hospital for Children, to both of which he ultimately became emeritus surgeon. Ware was an active member of the Hampstead Medical Society, which elected him to honorary membership, and he served as chairman of the Hampstead division of the British Medical Association.

Ware married in 1904 Agnes Cecilia Maloney, who died at Pochford House, Chiddingfold, Surrey on 13 December 1940. They had two daughters, one of whom survived him. He practised at 22 Wimpole Street, and in later years lived first at No 79 and then at No 57 South Lodge, Circus Road, NW8. Ware died on 22 July 1944, and a requiem service was held in the Chapel of the Hospital of SS. John and Elizabeth on 26 July. He was a Knight of the Roman Catholic Order of St Gregory.

Case of diphtheria of vulva. Lancet, 1900, 1, 382.
Some aspects of modem surgery. Hampstead Med Soc Trans 1901.
Abdominal diagnosis. Clin J 1910, 35, 280.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1944, 2, 195; The Times, 11 December 1944, will; information given by his daughter, Miss Lucy Ware].

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