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Biographical entry Carver, James Hudner (1897 - 1993)

TD 1943; MRCS 1924; FRCS 1928; BSc 1918; MB BCh NUI 1921; LRCP 1924.

1 June 1897
Kantuck, County Cork
12 April 1993
Urological surgeon


Born in Kanturk, County Cork on 1 June 1897, the son of William Carver, a landowner, and his wife Catherine, née Hannon, James Carver went from St Brendan's College in Killarney to Cork University before going to the London Hospital for his clinical studies. After his early training he developed an interest in urology, and was a registrar at All Saints to Canny Ryall. A keen Territorial, he commanded the 167 City of London Field Ambulance which, on the outbreak of war, was expanded to become the 17th London General Hospital, of which he became Colonel and served throughout the war in this command. After the war he returned to the consultant staff of St Mary Abbots and Lambeth Hospitals and was one of the twenty seven additional foundation members of the newly-formed British Association of Urological Surgeons which met on 3 May 1945. He wrote a number of papers on urological subjects, and continued to be a keen Territorial and an active member of the Chelsea Clinical Society. He became secretary to the Territorial Army Medical Officers' Association, and was consultant surgeon to the Rhodesia Fairbridge Memorial Hospital.

He married Aileen Penelope, the younger daughter of Commander Norman Craig-Lockhart (RN) in 1951. Apart from the TA his other interests were foreign travel, food and wine. He died on 12 April 1993 survived by his wife and their only son.

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