Donald Rose BeatonRaymond HieronsJohn Langlois MontagnonTerry RamsellDavid Christopher WilliamsSylvia Mary Joseph ReidBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7302.1607 (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1607
Donald Rose Beaton
Former consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Weymouth and Dorchester (b 1911; q Edinburgh 1936; TD, FRCS, FRCOG), died peacefully on 10 May 2001. After junior posts in Edinburgh, Donald joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and saw active service throughout the second world war, rising to the rank of major. He was awarded the territorial defence medal for the part he played as one of the medical officers present during the mass evacuation of casualties from the beaches at Dunkirk. He took up one of the first consultant appointments in the then fledgling NHS and set up the obstetric and gynaecology service in west Dorset. After retiring in 1976, Donald largely dedicated his time to horticulture and New Hall porcelain. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Audrey; four children; and eight grandchildren.
Former consultant neurologist South East Thames 1956–85 (b Middlesbrough 1921; q Manchester 1944; FRCP), died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on 7 March 2001. At university he was active in student politics and was a founder member and first treasurer of the British Medical Students Association. As a surgeon-lieutenant in …