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Biographical entry Bateman, Arthur Daunt (1913 - 1994)

OBE 1942; VRD 1960 and bar 1965; MRCS 1938; FRCS 1948; DLO 1946.

7 December 1913
6 July 1994
ENT surgeon


Arthur Bateman ('Bryan') was born on 7 December 1913 in London, the son of Dr Alfred Benjamin Bateman, a general practitioner, and his wife Gwendoline Florence, née Grey. He was educated at Oundle and St Bartholomew's Hospital. He recorded that he assisted and was influenced by Sir James Paterson Ross, Geoffrey Keynes and R M Vick, and during his second world war service in the Royal Navy by Gordon-Taylor and R J Willan and was a Surgeon Lieutenant Commander 1944-5. He served on H M Ships Gambia and Bellona with the Home Fleet and on convoys to Russia and the North Atlantic. After the war he specialised in ear, nose and throat surgery and was consultant ENT surgeon at Bath and Devizes, Chippenham and Malmesbury. He was chairman of the S W Regional Consultants' Specialist Committee and chairman of the medical panel of the RAC competitions committee. He continued to serve in the Royal Naval Reserve (Severn Division) until 1965.

His extra-curricular interests were photography and pre-war motor sport, being a member of the British Racing Drivers' Club, and more recently with the organization of the sport's medical side.

He married a Miss Grey in 1938 and when he died on 6 July 1994 he was survived by his four daughters, Elaine, Wendy, Mary-Anne and Tina, and five grandchildren.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England