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Watt, Surgeon Vice-Adm. Sir Jameslocked

KBE 1975; MS, FRCS

Born 19 Aug. 1914; s of Thomas Watt and Sarah Alice Clarkson; died 28 Dec. 2009

Medical Director-General (Navy), 1972–77


King Edward VI Sch., Morpeth; Univ. of Durham. MB, BS 1938; MS 1949; FRCS 1955; MD 1972; FRCP 1975


Served War, RN, FE and N Atlantic, 1941–46 (despatches, 1945). Surgical Registrar, Royal Vic. Infirm., Newcastle upon Tyne, 1947; Surgical Specialist: N Ire., 1949; RN Hosp., Hong Kong, 1954; Consultant in Surgery, RN Hospitals: Plymouth, 1956; Haslar, 1959; Malta, 1961; Haslar, 1963; Jt Prof. of Naval Surgery, RCS and RN Hosp., Haslar, 1965–69; Dean of Naval Medicine and MO i/c, Inst. of Naval Medicine, 1969–72. Chm. Bd of Trustees, Naval Christian Fellowship, 1968–75; President: Royal Naval Lay Readers Soc., 1973–83; Inst. of Religion and Medicine, 1989–91. QHS 1969–77. Surg. Comdr 1956; Surg. Captain 1965; Surg. Rear-Adm. 1969; Surg. Vice-Adm. 1972. Thomas Vicary Lectr, RCS, 1974; Vis. Prof. in Naval History, Univ. of Calgary, 1985; University House Vis. Fellow, ANU, 1986. FICS 1964; Fellow: Assoc. of Surgeons of GB and Ire.; Med. Soc. of London (Mem. Council, 1976; Lettsomian Lectr, 1979; Pres., 1980–81; Vice-Pres., 1981–83); RSocMed (Pres., 1982–84; Hon. FRSocMed 1998); Hon. FRCSE; Hon. Fellow, Royal Acad. of Medicine in Ireland, 1983; Member: Brit. Soc. for Surgery of the Hand; Internat. Soc. for Burns Injuries; Corresp. Mem., Surgical Research Soc., 1966–77. FSA 1982; FRGS 1982; Mem. Council, RGS, 1985–88. Pres., ECHO, 1989–2003; Vice-Pres., Churches’ Council for Health and Healing, 1987–99. Mem., Archival Res. Task Force, Canada, 1992–99. Trustee: Marylebone Centre Trust, 1989–93; Medical Soc. of London, 1986–. Gov., Epsom Coll., 1990–2001 (Vice Pres., 2001–). Pres., Smeatonian Soc. of Civil Engineers, 1996 (Hon. Mem., 1978–). Hon. Freeman, Co. of Barbers, 1978. Hon. DCh Newcastle, 1978. Errol-Eldridge Prize, 1968; Gilbert Blane Medal, 1971. CStJ 1972


edited: Starving Sailors, 1981; Talking Health, 1988; What is Wrong with Christian Healing?, 1993; The Church, Medicine and the New Age, 1995; contributions to: Meta Incognita: a discourse of discovery - Martin Frobisher’s Arctic Expeditions (ed T. Symons), 1999; Notable Barber Surgeons (ed Ian Burn), 2008; papers on: burns, cancer chemotherapy, peptic ulceration, hyberbaric oxygen therapy, naval medical history, contemporary Christianity


Mountain walking, music


Royal Over-Seas League, Naval and Military


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