Lives of the fellows

Christopher Roby-Jones

b.12 February 1935 d.21 September 2011
MB ChB Liverp(1958) MRCP(1965) FRCP(1981)

Christopher Roby-Jones was a consultant physician in geriatric medicine in Barnstaple, Devon. Born in Southport, he was the son of Albert Roby-Jones, a consultant dermatologist. His uncle, Henry Wallace-Jones [Munk’s Roll, Vol.V, p.433], was a consultant cardiologist. After attending Harecroft Hall Preparatory School, he was educated at Repton and then studied medicine at Liverpool University and the Liverpool Royal Infirmary.

Qualifying in 1958, he did house jobs at Sefton General Hospital for a year and then joined the RAMC to do his National Service, serving from 1960 to 1962. On demobilisation he joined the staff of the Clatterbridge Hospital in Bebington, Merseyside as a medical registrar and worked there for two years. In 1965 he moved to London and became a senior registrar in geriatric medicine at Charing Cross Hospital. Following this post, in 1969, he was appointed consultant physician in geriatric medicine to the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple, Devon.

A member of the British Geriatric Society, he was also a member of the Devon and Exeter Medical Society and published several papers on the problems of the elderly.

At University he had been captain of the hockey team from 1956 to 1958 and also played for the Lancashire 2nd XI. Later he enjoyed competing in squash matches and racing catamarans.

In 1963 he married June Margaret née Coddington, whose father, Herbert Grosvenor Coddington, was a company representative. When he died, June survived him, together with their daughter Emma and granddaughter, Rachel.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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