Dr Frank Harrington Blackburn

Personal Details

CRN: 
722634
Family name: 
Blackburn
Given name(s): 
Frank Harrington
Familiar name: 
Frank
Date of birth: 
08/02/1903
Date of death: 
02/04/1983
Place of birth: 
Upperby, near Carlisle, Cumberland
Nationality: 
British
Title: 
Dr
Notes: 

Post nominals:
TD MBBS FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA Barrister at Law

Education and Qualifications

General education: 

Repton School; Durham University Medical School

Primary medical qualification(s): 

MBBS, Durham, 1925

Initial Fellowship and type: 

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship: 
1953
Other qualification(s): 

MRCS LRCP, 1925; DA(RCP&S), 1945

Professional Life and Career

Postgraduate career: 

Initially held appointments as house surgeon, house physician & house officer to the Aural & Ophthalmology Departments at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. By 1930 he was settled in GP in Richmond, Surrey, shortly thereafter becoming honorary anaesthetist to the town’s Royal Hospital, and also Deputy Coroner for Surrey (East). He served in the RAMC as a Major during WW2 (including Dunkirk) and for a while afterwards. He then worked for the EMS at several London hospitals including Waterloo, Royal National ENT & St Peter’s for Stone, becoming a consultant after inception of the NHS and retiring about 1966.

Professional interests and activities: 

Having been involved in the OTC at school, he was a member of the TA even before WW2, and continued his involvement thereafter attaining the rank of Colonel (TD 1954). His work as a Deputy Coroner continued until the war, but seemingly not afterwards, although he became a Barrister at Law of the Middle Temple in 1942.

Other biographical information: 

He was married twice, first (1927) to Doris Caroline Wombwell and second (1947) to Ethel Jane Lewis, but no children of either marriage have been identified. More information would be welcome.

Author and Sources

Author: 
Prof Tony Wildsmith
Sources and any other comments: 

Medical Directory | Ancestry.co.uk | Aylett S. Surgeon at Watr 1939-45 (2nd Ed). London : Metro Publishing (2015) ISBN 978-1-78418-124-6