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Biographical entry Wildman, William Stanley (1886 - 1934)

MRCS 25 July 1910; FRCS 12 December 1912; LRCP 1910.

12 March 1886
12 June 1934
General surgeon


Born at Blackpool on 12 March 1886, the fifth child and third son of William Wildman, auctioneer and estate agent, and Susan Ward, his wife. He was educated at the Lancaster Grammar School and at the London Hospital. He served as clinical assistant in the surgical out-patient department at the London Hospital, and was senior house surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. He settled at Rotherham in 1913, as a partner with Dr Percy Drabble and afterwards with J J Hargan, MB. He remained there in general practice until 1933, when he moved to Tewkesbury on account of ill-health. He was surgeon to the Rotherham Hospital from 3 July 1920 until his resignation on 30 September 1933. During the war he was surgical specialist, but without a commission, in the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force in 1917.

He took an active and enthusiastic part in the affairs of the local branch of the British Medical Association, was vice-chairman of the Rotherham panel committee, and medical referee to the Ministry of Pensions. He was a well-known and popular member of the Thrybergh Golf Club, where he won the Fullerton trophy in 1932. He married Margaret Elizabeth Mary Brown on 20 February 1913, who survived him with three daughters. He died on 12 June 1934.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1934, 1, 1190; information given by Mrs Wildman].

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