General practitioner Glyn Neath and district 1948-66 and assistant county
medical officer and port medical officer Pembrokeshire 1966-83 (b Barry,
Glamorgan, 1919; q Welsh National School of Medicine 1943), d 26 March 2004.
After qualification John served with the 44th Indian Airborne Division.
He developed pneumococcal meningitis in August 1945. This was experimentally
treated with intrathecal penicillin. Subsequently John became staff surgeon
On demobilisation he worked in obstetrics at Neath General Hospital, where
he met his future wife, Mary. They worked together in Glyn Neath for 18 years
before moving to Pembrokeshire.
John was a keen sailor, loved music and gardening, and was very knowledgeable
In 1997 he developed myeloma, with which he coped in a courageous way,
never losing his sense of humour.
He is survived by his wife, three children, and six grandchildren. [Mary