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Biographical entry Spong, Ambrose (1876 - 1959)

MRCS and FRCS 9 December 1909; MB ChB Leeds 1898; MD Manchester 1912; Barrister-at-Law, Gray's Inn 1927.

8 December 1959
General surgeon


Born in 1875 youngest son of Frederick Spong of Old Mauston House near Leeds, he was educated at Leeds and at the London Hospital. After qualification he was appointed house surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary.

He served as civil surgeon with the South African Field Force during the Boer War, for which service he received two medals and clasp.

During the war of 1914-18 he had a temporary commission in the RAMC and he became consulting surgeon to the South Torbay Hospital, Torquay, having at one time been attached to the Devon and Exeter Hospital.

He died on 8 December 1959 at his home in Jersey, aged 84, survived by his wife.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 10 December 1959 no memoir].

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