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Biographical entry Seddon, Allen (1889 - 1958)

MRCS 14 May 1914; FRCS 12 June 1924; LRCP 1914; MB ChB Liverpool 1911; MD 1934.

14 May 1889
Military surgeon


Born on 14 May 1889 he received his medical education in Liverpool and at the London Hospital.

On joining the IMS as a Lieutenant on 26 July 1913, he obtained the first Montefiore Prize and Medal in Military Surgery at the Royal Army Medical College in London in 1913. He served as regimental medical officer with the Gurkha Rifles from 1915 until 1917 being gazetted Captain on 30 March 1915, and was then in charge of the surgical division of a general hospital in Palestine, being mentioned in dispatches in the Gazette of 12 January 1920. He was promoted Major on 26 January 1925 and retired in that rank on 8 March 1928.

From 1940 to 1949 he was medical superintendent of Coventry Municipal General Hospital. He died in 1958.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Crawford's Roll of IMS, general list, No 614].

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