Heath Old Boys Association


Obituaries


Hugh Arnold Freeman Dudley CBE MB 1947 ChM FRCSE FRACS: [Heath 1933–1942]

Hugh Dudley, who died in Aberlour on 28 June 2011, aged 85, was educated at Heath Grammar School, Halifax. He served in the RAMC during WWII in the Rhine Army. He became a lecturer in surgery at Edinburgh University in 1954 before moving to Aberdeen as senior lecturer at Aberdeen University. He then moved to Melbourne, Australia where he became Foundation Professor of Surgery at the new Monash University where he established departments of surgery and medicine.

During the Vietnam War he joined the volunteer civilian surgical team.

He returned to the UK in 1973 to take the post as professor of surgery at St Mary’s Hospital, London, remaining there until 1988.

He wrote many articles and books and was associate editor of the British Medical Journal and edited and contributed to the classic UK textbook Operative Surgery.

Dr David Anthony Earnshaw: [Heath 1939–1949]

I have just read in the magazine of St John’s College, Cambridge that Dr David Anthony (Tony) Earnshaw died on 19 January 2012, aged 81.

Tony went to Cambridge in 1949, from Heath. He read medicine.

Roger Crowther

Born 1930, died 2012 in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire where he had been a GP since c1960.

David Connelly [Heath 1941–48]