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Biographical entry McCartney, Ernest Thom (1915 - 1986)

MC; MRCS and FRCS 1947; BA MB BCh BAO Dublin 1936; LM Rotunda 1939; FRCSI 1940.

Coleraine, Northern Ireland
14 January 1986
General surgeon


Ernest Thom McCartney was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, the son of Robert McCartney, a chemist, and his wife, Kathleen, née Thom. He was educated at Coleraine Institute and Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied medicine. He went on to training posts at Victoria Central Hospital, Wallasey, St George's Hospital and the Hammersmith Hospital and ended his career as consultant surgeon at the Airedale Hospital in Keighley, Yorkshire.

From 1939 to 1945 he served in the RAMC reaching the rank of Major and winning the MC. He married Norah Jewell in 1939 and they had two sons, Michael and Peter before he died in 1946. He married Barbara Clayton (née Dove) in 1950. Of his many hobbies he most enjoyed golf, carpentry and stamp collecting.

He died on 14 January 1986 survived by his wife, sons and grandchildren, Graham, Janet, Gareth and Kerry.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Daily Telegraph 17 January 1986].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England