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Biographical entry Woollett, Charles Jerome (1854 - 1932)

MRCS 27 July 1875; FRCS 10 December 1891; LRCP 1876; MB London 1893; MD 1895.

6 September 1854
12 April 1932
General surgeon


Born 6 September 1854 at Monmouth, the eldest son of John Moore Woollett, MRCS, and Mary Crosby, his wife. He was educated at The Oratory, Birmingham, and at Charing Cross Hospital. He acted as assistant house physician, resident obstetric officer, demonstrator of anatomy and pathology, and assistant anaesthetist. In 1885 he was appointed surgeon to the Monmouth Hospital, a post he held until 1889, when he came to London and took a general practice at Streatham.

He married Dorothy Mackay on 21 November 1888, by whom he had two sons and two daughters; of whom the two daughters survived him. During the war he looked after the Belgian refugees and received a silver palm medal from the King of the Belgians in recognition of his services. He also spent much time at Charing Cross Hospital, when the staff was depleted by war exigencies. He died on 12 April 1932 at Ambleside, Streatham, SW16, and was buried at the cemetery of St Mary Magdalen's Church, Mortlake.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by his daughter, Mrs Foster].

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