Lives of the fellows

Gareth Philip James Beynon

b.21 June 1938 d.8 September 2008
BA Cantab(1961) MB BChir(1964) MRCP(1969) FRCP(1985)

Gareth Philip James Beynon was a consultant in geriatrics at the Middlesex Hospital. Born in Sheffield, he was the son of William Henry, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Eileen née Stevens who was also a teacher. After attending King Edward VII School in Sheffield, he joined the Royal Signals Unit as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1956 to do his two years of National Service. He studied medicine at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and qualified in 1964.

For six years he did house jobs at Harold Wood Hospital and the West Middlesex Hospital before entering general practice in 1971. While continuing general practice for another couple of years, he was also appointed a senor registrar in geriatrics at the Middlesex in 1976 and a consultant at that hospital and at the Westminster two years later.

He published papers on infections and on problems in geriatrics.

A cricketing enthusiast, he also enjoyed studying military history.

In 1967 he married Toni, an occupational therapist and they had two sons, Paul and James. When he died he was survived by his second wife, Julia, and his sons.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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