John T D Attenborough

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 22 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2317
  1. John T D Attenborough, Brenda Griffiths

Having qualified at the age of 22, John T D Attenborough joined the army in 1943. He served in the Middle East, Italy, Holland, Germany, and finally, as staff surgeon, in Peshawar, India. In 1945, he met up with his fiancée, Frances, after a separation of two years as she had been in India and Burma with the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service (PMRAFNS). They were married in Peshawar. After demobilisation in 1946, John joined the family …

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