Dr Kenneth Owen Harrison

Dr Kenneth Owen Harrison MBBS FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA

13/03/1918 to 16/02/1996

Place of birth: Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Nationality: British

CRN: 503503


Education and qualifications

General education

St James Secondary School, Grimsby; Worksop College (1931-3); Humberstone Foundation School, Cleethorpes (1933-5); University College, Hull (1935-6); St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, playing for the hockey team.

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

MBBS, London, 1941; DA(RCP&S), 1943

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

After qualifying Ken was SHO (1941-2), then registrar (1942-4) in anaesthetics at St Bartholomew’s before seving in the RAMC as a recognised anaesthetic specialist in Burma, Italy, Belgium and India, rosing to the rank of Major and ending as Advisor in Anaesthetics to south-east Asia (1946-7). After demobilisation, in 1948, he was appointed to a supernumerary post-graduate post in Winchester and later in the year became a senior registrar there. First appointed a consultant in Grimsby in 1950 he returned to Winchester in 1956. He retired in 1982.

Professional interests and activities

A strong supporter of the concept of an ITU in Winchester, he was head of department from 1974 to 1976.

Other biographical information

Ken married Mabel Alice (known as Margaret) Marchant, and they had two children, Graham & Diana who became a consultant in palliatice care.

Author and Sources

Author: Diana Wilson (daughter) with help from Robert Palmer, John Bowen & Kate Davies.

Sources and any other comments: Personal recollections