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Biographical entry Midgley, Gordon Siegfried (1913 - 1985)

TD; MRCS 1937; FRCS 1968; DLO 1945; LRCP 1937.

19 February 1985
ENT surgeon, General practitioner and Maxillofacial surgeon


Gordon Midgley received his medical training at the Westminster Hospital Medical School where he qualified in 1937 and proceeded to house appointments at the Charing Cross Hospital. In 1938 he joined a general practice in Winchester and also the Territorial Army. He was called up in 1939 and served as regimental medical officer in the Household Cavalry and at Dover Castle before being posted to India for the next five years. He became a registrar in the ear, nose and throat department at Charing Cross Hospital before his appointment as the first consultant in ear, nose and throat surgery at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. He was also consultant to the maxillo-facial unit at Rooksdown House in Basingstoke where he worked with Sir Harold Gillies and John Barron. He took an active part in the committee work in the hospital where he became chairman of the medical staff and a member of the higher awards committee. He also visited Guernsey on a regular basis to advise on their ear, nose and throat problems.

Gordon Midgley became a keen Mason, Master of the Merdon Lodge, Provincial Grand Officer and a member of Winton Rose Croix. He was an active member of the BMA becoming Chairman of the Winchester division. In 1938 he married Inez Masters and they had one daughter.

He died on 19 February 1985 survived by his wife, daughter Susan, and granddaughter Antonia.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1985, 290, 1437].

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