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Biographical entry Wirgman, Charles Wynn (1875 - 1953)

MRCS 27 July 1899; FRCS 11 June 1903; MB London 1899; BS 1902; MD 1904; LRCP 1899; TD.

22 July 1875
6 June 1953
Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon


Born on 22 July 1875 the only child of Ernest Wirgman and Mary Williams his wife, he was educated at Harrow and University College Hospital, where he served as ophthalmic house surgeon. He was clinical assistant at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields, and practised throughout his career as an ophthalmologist in the City, at 121 and later at 110 Cannon Street EC. He was medical officer to Barclays, Coutts, and other banks, and to the London Assurance and other insurance houses. During the war of 1914-18 he was ophthalmologist to the 17th General Hospital, and retired with the rank of Major RAMC. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration.

Wirgman married in 1920 Beryl Annie Mavert Stiven, who survived him with two sons and a daughter. He died on 6 June 1953 at White Hall, Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon, aged 77.

One thousand consecutive eye cases in life assurance. Trans Assist Med Soc 1939.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 8 June 1953 p 10 f; information from Mrs Wirgman].

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