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Biographical entry Glendining, Vincent (1888 - 1964)

MRCS 27 July 1911; FRCS 11 June 1914; MB BS London 1912; MS 1914; LRCP 1911.

25 May 1964
General practitioner and General surgeon


"Glen", as he was known to all his friends, came to England from New Zealand in 1904 and entered Guy's hospital in 1905. He qualified in 1911 and became house surgeon to Arbuthnot Lane. He entered general practice at Watford in 1914 with Dr F H Berry, whose daughter Frida he married in 1915. He served in the RAMC during the 1914-18 war on the Western Front and in what was then German East Africa. On his return to Watford he continued in general practice until 1947, and was honorary surgeon at the Peace Memorial Hospital. On giving up general practice he was appointed full-time senior surgeon at the hospital, and retired in 1953 at the age of 65.

He played in the Guy's Rugby XV at the age of 17, was good at tennis and golf, enjoyed fishing, and was an expert shot until failing eyesight hindered him; gardening was another of his interests. He lived first at 6 Upton Road, Watford and later at 67 Gallons Hill Lane, Abbots Langley. He died on 25 May 1964, survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1964, 1, 1712 by LKW].

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