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Anthony Robert AllardiceEthel BrowellJane Margaret Fletcher (neé Astill)Richard McPhail LivingstonGeorge Edward (“Ted”) MoloneyWilliam George (“Tim”) RoperAlfred RoyJames Jarrett SchofieldWilliam George (“Bill”) SkeneJohn Guthrie StevensonZachariah ThomasWilliam Bertram (“Bill”) VallanceAlan Forsyth WallaceFauset Welsh

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7130.558a (Published 14 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:558

Anthony Robert Allardice

Former general practitoner Sunbury-on-Thames (b 1921, where his father was a GP/surgeon; q St Bartholomew's 1942), d 11 November 1997. At school his promising athletic and rugger activities were marred by a back injury when he was 17. This nagged him for the rest of his life and necessitated a spinal operation in his mid-70s. After a house job at the North Royal Staffs Infirmary he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was posted to India. In 1946 he took a house job at Willesden, hitting the headlines when he and his colleagues successfully refused to join a trades union on the grounds that such a step was unprofessional. At Sunbury part of his duties was as doctor at Kempton Park Racecourse, an experience he enjoyed, as he did foreign travel in subsequent retirement. Predeceased by his first wife, Marie, he leaves a second wife, Pauline, two sons and a daughter, and a stepson.

[William Allardice]

Ethel Browell

Senior medical officer Sunderland County Borough 1935–64 (b Newcastle upon Tyne 1903; q Durham 1926; MD), died of old age on 15 September 1997. After various posts at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, she was appointed to Sunderland, holding this post for the rest of her professional life. During the war she was the only woman in charge of a first aid post in the borough. In 1943 she was taking her 70 year old mother to a shelter when a bomb demolished their house burying them under the debris. She freed herself and her mother, and then, though wounded and shocked, gave medical attention to other casualties nearby while the air raid was at its height. She received a Civil Commendation for brave conduct from King George VI and a certificate of meritorious service from the St John Ambulance Brigade. She was …

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