Francis Cameron Edington

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1020

Former general practitioner Penrith, Cumbria (b 1904; q Edinburgh 1939), d 26 February 2004.

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Before studying medicine he farmed in northern Ontario, Canada. After qualifying and a short period working in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, he joined the Royal Navy. He served, during the second world war, as a medical officer on various ships, destroyers in the north Atlantic convoys, and minelayers in the Arctic Circle, before joining the aircraft carrier Shah in the Far East as surgeon-lieutenant commander. He was mentioned in dispatches for saving the life of a drowning man in Liverpool docks. The Shah was involved in one of the last sea battles against the Japanese. After the war he joined his father and brother in general practice, where he stayed until his retirement in 1969. Predeceased by his wife, Anella, he leaves two sons and three grandchildren.

[Hugh C Barr]


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