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J B Wilson

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 02 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k972
  1. Fiona Wilson

Jack Wilson was born in 1921 in Edinburgh. He went to school at George Watson’s, leaving aged 16, then on to Edinburgh University, where he qualified in 1943. After a six month house appointment at Leith Hospital he was called up for the Royal Navy as a probationary surgeon. He first joined HMS Saladin, a small destroyer that escorted convoys from Milford Haven to Portsmouth. In May 1944 it was involved in Operation Tiger, when an amphibious exercise off Slapton Sands was attacked by German E Boats and hundreds of American troops perished. Jack’s service in the Royal Navy continued in the Bay of Bengal. After the end of the war, he took several jobs as a …

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