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Acres, Dr Douglas Ianlocked

CBE 1987 (OBE 1981); JP

Born Brockley, 21 Nov. 1924; y s of Sydney Herbert and Hilda Emily Acres; m Joan Marjorie, o d of William Charles and Alice Emily Bloxham, Benfleet; died 2 Dec. 2001

DL; Vice President, Magistrates’ Association, since 1988 (Chairman of Council, 1984–87)


Westcliff High Sch.; Borland’s, Victoria; London Hosp. Med


Coll. MRCS, LRCP 1949; DMJ (Clin.); MRCGP 1968. House Surgeon and Casualty Registrar, King George Hosp., Ilford, 1949–51; RAF Med. Branch, 1951–53 (Dep. Pres., Air Crew Med. Bd, Hornchurch; AOC’s Commendation and Vote of Thanks, OStJ, East Coast Flood Disaster, 1953); gen. med. practice, Benfleet, 1953–84; MO, Remploy Ltd, 1965–99. Med. Adviser, Congregational Fedn, 1985–; Member: Cttee on Mentally Abnormal Offenders, 1972–75; Barclay Cttee on Role and Task of Social Worker, 1979; Parole Bd, 1984–87; Sec., Fedn of Alcohol Rehab. Estabts, 1980–82; Mem., Exec. Cttee, Alcohol Concern, 1983–87; Chairman: Essex Council on Alcoholism, 1981–86; Out of Court (Alt. for Drunkenness Offenders), 1982–89; Churches’ Council on Alcohol and Drugs, 1986–89; Mem., Interdeptl Cttee on Alcoholism, 1975–78; Chm., Educn Cttee, Inst. for Study and Treatment and Delinquency, 1985–89. Cropwood Fellow, Inst. of Criminology, 1973; Mem., BMA (Chm., SE Essex Div., 1979). Magistrates’ Association: Dep. Chm., 1983; Chm., Sentencing of Offenders Cttee, 1978–83; Chm., Essex and NE London Br., 1975–78; Chm., Trng Sub-Cttee, 1978–91. JP Essex, 1958; Chm., Rochford Bench, 1974–84; Member: Lord Chancellor’s Essex Adv. Cttee, 1973–87; Essex Magistrates’ Courts Cttee, 1973–92 (Chm., Trng Sub-Cttee, 1978–92); Essex Probation Cttee, 1972–92 (Chm., R&D Sub-Cttee, 1980–90); Pres., Essex Br., Nat. Assoc. of Probation Officers, 1983–89. Indep. Mem., Benfleet UDC, 1960–65 (Chm., Public Health Cttee). Mem., Board of Visitors, HM Borstal, Bullwood Hall, 1970–83 (Vice-Chm., 1976–82); Member, Governing Body: King John Sch., Thundersley, 1967–89 (Chm., 1971–89); SE Essex Sixth Form Coll., 1982–88. Lay Pastor: Battlesbridge Free Church, 1984–99, then Pastor Emeritus; Woodham Ferrers Congregational Church, 1984–92; Chaplain to Chm., Rochford DC, 1996–97. DL Essex 1978. CStJ. Med. corresp., SE Essex Evening Echo, 1968–95


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