Kenneth Wray

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 01 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5158
  1. Elizabeth Holland

Kenneth Wray, who has died at the age of 95, was a well known and popular general practitioner, who devoted more than 40 years to general practice in Reading. Educated at Gresham’s School in Norfolk and King’s College, Cambridge, he joined the Western Elms Surgery (Oxford Road) at the inception of the NHS, ultimately rising to senior partner before retiring in 1984. In his retirement he continued to be active, as a medical assessor for the NHS and a referee for Reading crematorium, while continuing his work as a clinical assistant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Wray was an experienced public speaker and was much sought after in the south east as a lecturer in “Health and Retirement” for pre-retirement courses. He enjoyed membership of the U3A, going on to become chairman of the Reading branch and instigating and organising the play reading group. Wray lived latterly at Sunrise, Sonning, with his beloved wife of 68 years, Marjorie, where he enjoyed visits and news from his three daughters, seven grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5158


  • General practitioner, independent lecturer, health and retirement (b 1919; q Cambridge 1945; MRCS Eng, MRCP Lon), d 10 September 2015.

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