Dr. John Dudgeon Giles, O.B.E.

Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.Hope Hospital
Died Address:Hope Hospital
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born in Scotland in 1880, the son of Alexander &
Cicilia Giles

1881 Census - No Trace.   

1891 Census - Warr Park Crescent, St. Cuthbert,
Edinburgh.   Son - aged: 11 - Scholar - born:
Midlothian, Scotland.    Head of household -
Cecilia Giles - Married - aged: 53 - occ: F.C.
Minister's Wife - born: Place Not Given.   Plus 1
younger brother.

1901 Census - 7 Millerfield Place, Edinburgh.   
Son - aged: 21 - occ: Student of Medicine - born
Edinburgh.   Head of household - Alexander Giles -
Married - aged: 75 - occ: Retired Minister of U.F
Church - born: Aberdeenshire.   Also - Catherine
M.G. Giles - Wife - born: Irongray,
Kirkcudbrightshire.   Plus - 1 younger brother and
1 domestic servant.

Married Annie Wright during the September quarter
1909 in the Barnet R.D. - ref: 3a/826.  Annie was
alsao killed in this incident.

1911 Census - Middlesbrough Workhouse,
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.   Servant - Married -
aged: 31 - Medical Officer - born: Edinburgh.  
Also - Annie Dudgeon Giles - Wife - aged: 29 -
born: Hull, Yorkshire.

1939 National Registration - No Trace.

CWGC - M.B., Ch.B., M.D.; of 49 Victoria Road. Son
of the late Alexander and Elizabeth Giles; husband
of Annie Giles. Died at Hope Hospital.

University of Medical Archives Special Collections
- ref: GB 133 MMC/2/GilesJ/1.   MB ChB Edin 1903,
MD 1909.

Giles received his medical education at Edinburgh
University, King's College and Middlesex Hospital.
He was assistant medical superintendent to
Bermondsey Parish Infirmary and resident medical
officer for Middlesborough Union Hospital before
being appointed medical superintendent to South
Shields Union Infirmary. In around 1915 Giles was
appointed medical superintendent to Hope Hospital
Salford and was also medical officer for Salford
Old People's Homes and Salford Municipal Maternity
and Babies' Hospital. Giles was said to have
transformed Hope Hospital from a poor law
institution to a well-equipped municipal centre.
Giles and his wife were killed by air raids at
Hope Hospital in December 1940. 

Obituary - The British Medical Journal 8th
February 1941.

Dr. John Dudgeon Giles O.B.E., Medical
Superintendent of Hope Hospital, Salford was
killed by enemy action in Decenber 1940.  He was
the son of the late Rev. Alexander Giles of
Ashkirk, Selkirkshire and was educated at the
University of Edinburgh, where he graduated in
1909, being commended for his thesis.  He also
studied in London at King's College & Middlesex
Hospitals.  After graduating he served as
Assistant Medical Superintendent of Bermondsey
Parish Infirmary as resident Medical Officer of
Middlesbrough Union Hospital and as Medical
Superintendent of South Shields Union Infirmary. 
At Salford, in addition to being in charge of the
Hope Hospital, he was Medical Officer to the
Salford Municipal Maternity & Babies Hospital.  He
had been a member of the British Medical
Association for twenty years.

Salford (City of Salford)
Memorials found on:
Similar Names