Surgeon Lieutenant

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Not known


Royal Navy




Place of birth:

Hornsey, Middlesex


Doctor - Surgeon

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Name of father:

George William Heiron

Name of siblings:

Jessie Mary

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University of London's Roll of Service, Memorial Books WWI and WWII

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Jessie Mary Heiron

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1 Wormersley Road, Hornsey, aged 12 (1901 Census)
Mile End (1911 Census)


George Murray Heiron was born in April 1889 in Hornsey, Middlesex.  His father was George William and his mother was Jessie Mary.   George was the eldest of two children.  His sister, Jessie Mary, was born in October 1892.  In the 1901 census, George was 12 years old.  His father’s occupation was a tailor and he was listed as an employer.  The household had a cook and housemaid employed.

At the age of 22 in 1911, George was living as a boarder at 59 Philpot Street, Stepney E.  He was one of three medical students boarding at the house in Mile End.  The nearest hospital, The London Hospital, was known as Mile End Old Town Infirmary during 1881-1929.

The 1942 Medical Directory provides a picture of George’s career since he qualified.  In 1912, he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, M.R.C.S., and a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, L.R.C.P., at London Hospital.  In 1913, he gained his Bachelor of Medicine, M.C., and Bachelor of Surgery, B.S.  at London Hospital.  Dr G M Heiron’s first position was as a clinical assistant at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.  After he was a hospital surgeon at King Edward VII Hospital, Cardiff.  George than began his military service as a temporary surgeon for the Royal Navy.  After the First World War, he became Assistant Director of the David Lewis Epileptic Colony, Alderley Edge, Cheshire.  Following this, George worked as an anaesthetist at London Homeopathic Hospital and was a medical examiner at a manufacturing insurance company.

George Murray Heiron M.B. joined the Royal Navy as a sergeant in WWI.  Navy Lists record George as a temporary surgeon.  He served on the battleship HMS Africa, working with a fleet surgeon and another temporary surgeon.  George also served in the sick quarters of Queensferry.  Queensferry is a town to the west of Edinburgh.  George would have been based at Butlaw Naval Hospital.  In the early summer of 1916, the world witnessed the most epic of naval battles at Jutland.  Some of the wounded landed at Port Edgar and were bound for the hospital at Butlaw, Queensferry.  This small hospital opened in 1910 and was expanded during WW1.  It closed in 1928.

Military records from January 1919 records list George’s rank as a Lieutenant.

George Murray Heiron M.B, B.S. is listed in the University of London’s Roll of Service, Memorial Books WWI and WWII, military year range 1914-1919.

After WW1, George lived at various addresses in England:

1924, City of Westminster, London; 1929, St Marylebone, London; 1934, Norwood and North; 1938, Waterloo, London; 1945, Kensington, London; 1956, Holborn and St Pancras South, London.

George’s father died at the age of 47 in December 1936 in Holborn, London.  His mother died at the age of 56 on 22nd November 1945 in Brighton, Sussex.

In June 1963, George Murray Heiron M.B, B.S, died at the age of 74 years old in Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire.