John Kenneth Wright

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1091

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Fylde 1956-78 (b Haslingden 1918; q Manchester 1942), d 19 March 2003.

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Ken completed his house jobs at Manchester Royal Infirmary, before joining the Royal Air Force early in 1943. For a time he was a medical officer in a squadron that was part of the famous “Dam Busters.” In late 1943 he was posted to India and Burma, returning home in 1946. He became a lecturer in orthopaedics before being appointed to the Fylde. A great raconteur and wit with an impish sense of humour, he enjoyed many varied hobbies, including shooting, fishing, and patenting engineering inventions. He leaves a wife, Vicky; two children; and seven grandchildren.

[Barry Peach]


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