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Holestone, co. Antrim

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Rank: Lt/Col


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Outcome: Died

Date Died: 09/03/1919
Age Died: 74

Where Buried and/or Commemorated: UK - Heswall (St Peter) Churchyard, Cheshire


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William studied medicine at Queen’s College, Belfast, graduating M.D., R.U.I in 1870, and F.R.C.S. in 1877. He was appointed resident medical officer at the Liverpool Workhouse Hospital, and then he settled in private practice, whilst still acting as a visiting surgeon to the workhouse. In 1881 he won the ‘Jacksonian Prize’ for an essay, “The pathology and surgical treatment of diseases of the hip-joint”, and in 1883 the ‘Sir Astley Cooper Prize’ for his paper on “The pathology and pathological relation of chronic rheumatic arthritis”. In gynecology he introduced new methods for treating inveterate uterine displacements, and published a treatise on this subject. He also worked on epilepsy, and was a founder of the Home for Epileptics at Maghull. In 1889 he was appointed honorary surgeon to the Royal Southern Hospital, and remained there until 1910 when he retired. William served with the R.A.M.C., Territorial Force. He died suddenly, after apparently appearing in good health. His funeral took place on 13th March. William was the son of James and E F Alexander of Holestone, Doagh, Co. Antrim; and the husband of Alice Alexander, who had previously died several years before him

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