Gerald Edmond Fawcett

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 01 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4674
  1. Helen Adamson

Gerald Edmond Fawcett (“Gerry”) was born in Liverpool in Scotland Road in 1931 and worked hard to gain a place to study medicine at Liverpool University. He was an active sportsman and was successful in boxing, rugby and swimming, often captaining the teams. He put his medical skills to good use during his Royal Army Medical Corps service and enjoyed travel.

Gerry married Janet in 1958, and they had three children. In 1966 the family moved to South Africa, where he worked as chief medical officer in the mining communities of Welkom and Witbank. At times he risked his own life in helping to rescue trapped miners digging for gold. He successfully ran the mining hospital and witnessed varied and interesting tropical diseases.

On return to the UK he worked as a GP in Ellesmere Port for over 20 years before retiring in 1993. He was an active member of various societies and continued to enjoy swimming and reading. Janet died in 1992, and Gerry later remarried. He leaves his wife, Barbara; three children, Bill, Helen and John; and grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4674


  • Former general practitioner Ellesmere Port (b 1931; q 1960), died from lung cancer 16 January 2012.

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