Obituaries

William Hartley

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2232 (Published 01 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2232
  1. Richard Hartley

    William Hartley (“Bill”) was born in Hull into a trawling family, and his father died during his early childhood. His life and expectations were dramatically changed when he passed the 11 plus examination and went to Kingston High School. His initial ambition, to leave school at 16 and train for the merchant navy, was thwarted by his headmaster, who encouraged (directed) him to aim for university and …

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