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Biographical entry Jones, David Mervyn (1910 - 1992)

MRCS 1934; FRCS 1938; MB BS London 1935; MCh (Orth) Liverpool 1946; LRCP 1934.

14 April 1910
Rhyl, North Wales
12 March 1992
Orthopaedic surgeon


The son of Edward Jones, a clergyman, and Mary Louise, née Evans, David Jones was born in Rhyl, North Wales, on 14 April 1910. He was educated at Taunton School, went on to pre-clinical training in Cardiff and did his clinical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital, qualifying with the conjoint diploma in 1934. He served in the RAMC from the outbreak of war, reaching the rank of major, and was mentioned in despatches in December 1946.

After taking the MCh in Liverpool, he was appointed orthopaedic consultant to the Bristol Clinical Area in 1947, and was based at Southmead and Winford Hospitals. A quiet and modest man, he was popular with his many trainees, who greatly valued his clinical expertise and teaching skills. He retired to Aberaeron in 1975, an area of his native Wales near where he had spent much of his childhood. He enjoyed his retirement, and was often to be seen at orthopaedic meetings in South West Wales. He died on 12 March 1992, survived by his wife, Billie, a son, Hugh, a daughter, Susan, and five grandchildren.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 1992 305 827].

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