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Biographical entry Storey, John Colvin (1886 - 1961)

OBE 1919; MRCS and FRCS 11 June 1914; FRACS foundation 1927; MB Sydney 1909; ChM 1910.

6 February 1886
Ashfield, New South Wales
23 December 1961
General surgeon


Born at Ashfield, New South Wales on 6 February 1886 son of Sir David Storey MLC, he was educated at Randwick, Sydney Grammar School and the University of Sydney.

In 1910-11 he was resident medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and in 1911 medical registrar for six months followed for six months as surgical registrar. From 1914 to 1918 he served as commanding officer of the Desert Corps Operations Unit, for which service he was mentioned in dispatches and appointed OBE. In 1920 he was elected honorary assistant surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, becoming honorary surgeon 1926-47, and thereafter honorary consulting surgeon. He was also honorary surgeon to Prince Henry Hospital 1919-58, an honorary demonstrator of anatomy at Sydney University, and lecturer in surgery at Wesley College, University of Sydney. After 1945 he was a consultant on the Repatriation Commission in Sydney, having held the rank of Colonel AAMC.

He was a member of the NSW branch of the BMA for over fifty years. A good athlete, his pursuits were golf and tennis, and latterly bowls.

He died on 23 December 1961 survived by his widow, a son who is a doctor, and two daughters, one of whom is also a doctor.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Med J Aust 1962, 1, 687 appreciation by F N Chenhall, and 2, 764 by C Craig].

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