Dr Charles Herbert Budd

Dr Charles Herbert Budd MC TD DL MA MBBCh FFARCS DA

01/04/1886 to 14/08/1968

Place of birth: Clapham, London

Nationality: British

CRN: 715581

Also known as: Charlie

Education and qualifications

General education

King’s School, Canterbury; Oriel College, Oxford; St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London

Primary medical qualification(s)

MBBCh, Oxford, 1912

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

BA, Oxford, 1908, (MA, 1912)

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Early appointments were clinical assistant to the Children’s Dept of St Thomas’s Hospital, RMO to the General Lying-in Hospital, London and house physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. During WW1 he saw service with the RAMC in several campaigns, winning the MC for tending wounded soldiers while under fire. Budd subsequently returned to general practice in Cambridge, also becoming medical officer to the Leys School & honorary anaesthetist at Addenbrooke’s. He became a consultant on the inception of the NHS, but remained on the honorary staff after retirement from that appointment in 1951. He is thought to have  continued to work in both anaesthesia and GP until his death. 

Professional interests and activities

A member of the first group to be awarded the DA(RCP&S) without examination in 1935 he was active in the TA (TD 1935 also), first attached to the Cambridge OTC, and was Colonel commanding the 2nd (1st East) General Hospital RAMC TA by the end of the war. He was appointed a  Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire in 1942.

Other biographical information

The son of a stockbroker, he never married. 

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: [1] Ancestry.co.uk  [2] Oxford University Archives  [3} Dr Aileen Adams  [4] London Gazette, 26/07/1918  [5] The Archive at Addenbrooke’s Hospital holds Budd’s personal wartime records, and kindly supplied the photograph from his collection.