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Biographical entry Shepperd, Norman Lyon (1903 - 1965)

OBE 1945; MRCS 1927; FRCS 1934; MB BS London 1930; LRCP 1927.

25 September 1965
General surgeon and Urological surgeon


Born in London in 1903, he was educated at Alleyn's School and King's College Hospital where he qualified with the Conjoint Diploma in 1927. After qualification he became resident surgical officer at the Hallam Hospital West Bromwich and then, returning to King's College Hospital, surgical registrar and urological registrar.

In 1937 he went to Bexhill where he was soon doing most of the surgery at Bexhill Hospital and in 1938 he was elected to the staff of the Royal East Sussex Hospital at Hastings. On the outbreak of war in 1939 he became a surgeon in the EMS joining the RAMC later and rising to the rank of Lt-Colonel. As such he was consulting general surgeon to the West African Forces and was awarded the OBE (Military) for his services.

After the war he became consulting surgeon to Bexhill Hospital and urological surgeon to the Hastings and Eastbourne Groups of Hospitals. He was a good teacher and an able surgeon. In his specialty he became a Member of Council of the Urological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

He was working hard up to July when he was admitted to King's for a major operation. He died at his home, Tanglewood, Collington Lane, Bexhill on 25 September 1965, survived by his wife, a qualified doctor, a son and a daughter, a nurse.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 28 September 1965; Brit med J 1965, 2, 1374].

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