Lives of the fellows

Wilfred Lawrence Robinson Kenyon

b.3 May 1915 d.9 July 1990
MB ChB Manch(1939) MRCS LRCP(1940) MRCP(1948) DTM&H(1958) FRCP(1976)

Wilfred Kenyon was born in Bury, Lancashire, the son of Lawrence Kenyon, a civil engineer and surveyor. He was educated at Bury Grammar School and Victoria University, Manchester, his clinical studies being undertaken at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Following posts as a house physician, he joined the RAMC and served from 1941-46 with the rank of captain.

After the war he was appointed senior registrar at Shotley Bridge General Hospital where he received his early training in respiratory medicine. He then took up a post as provincial physician, Coast Province, Kenya, from 1954-58, and subsequently became a specialist medical officer in Zanzibar, 1958-64. He returned to Britain in 1964 and became consultant physician to the Merthyr and Cynon Valley Health District where he remained until his retirement. He was a member of the Welsh Hospital Board with a special interest in respiratory disease. He was a well esteemed, very competent and sympathetic physician.

In 1954 he married Margaret, daughter of John Fraser, a shipwright. There were no children of the marriage. Kenyon was a man of a very private nature, with a particular interest in classical and modern languages.

G S Kilpatrick

(Volume IX, page 291)

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