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Biographical entry Wiseman, John Greaves (1845 - 1934)

MRCS 8 May 1867; FRCS 19 June 1873; LRCP 1867.

28 July 1845
Ossett, Yorkshire
2 May 1934
St Margaret's-on-Thames
General surgeon


Born 28 July 1845 at Ossett, near Wakefield, in Yorkshire, the fourth child and elder son of William Wood Wiseman, MRCS LSA, and Mary Greaves his wife. He was educated at Hipperholme School, Yorkshire. He proceeded afterwards to Guy's Hospital, and served as house surgeon at the Royal Free and the West London Hospitals. He settled at Ossett, where he practised until his retirement in 1901; he returned to work during the war. From 1903 he lived at St Margaret's-on-Thames, where he died on 2 May 1934. He married Bertha Maud, daughter of Henry Edwin Drayson, CE, the widow of Owen Roberts Thomas, LRCP Ed. There were no children. He left £1,000 to the Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association, £100 to Treloar's Cripples Hospital, £100 to Epsom College, and £400 to the building fund of St John's Hospital, Twickenham.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by his niece, Miss A M R Kenny].

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