MEDICINE

BAIGENT William (1862 – 1935)

DOCTOR, FLY FISHERMAN AND INVENTOR OF THE BAIGENT’S BROWN FLY Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Dr. William Baigent, the son of Thomas George Baigent, a druggist and grocer, and Dorothy Walter, was born in Darlington on 18th December 1862, according to most of the records I have seen. However, his gravestone […]

BUNTING Thomas Lowe (1868 – 1925)

DOCTOR, RADIOLOGIST AND FATHER OF BASIL BUNTING Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Thomas Lowe Bunting was born on 6 April 1868, the son of Mary Elizabeth Lowe and Joseph Bunting, a Draper from Heanor, Derbyshire. Mary died at the age of 53 and Joseph died at the age of 54, having […]

DRUMMOND Hamilton (1882 – 1925)

HONORARY SURGEON, RVI Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Hamilton Drummond was just 43 years of age when he died tragically as a result of a car accident. He was the son of Sir David Drummond CBE, MD, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Durham University, and brother of Dr. Horsley Drummond, one of the […]

HEATH George Yeoman(1820 – 1892)

PROFESSOR OF SURGERY, NEWCASTLE MEDICAL SCHOOL Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. The British Medical Journal’s obituary for Dr Heath reads as follows: “Dr. Heath was born at Westoe, South Shields, in 1820, his father being a well known shipowner. He began his medical career as apprentice with his elder brother Henry, […]

MacLAY Neil (1873 – 1926)

SENIOR SURGEON, THROAT, NOSE AND EAR HOSPITAL After qualifying as M.B., C.M., at Glasgow University in 1895, he gained experience as a surgeon on S.S. Pegu before settling down in Wallsend. Though carrying on an extensive general practice, he found time to interest himself in diseases of the throat and ear and became attached to […]

PAGE Frederick (1840 – 1919)

PROFESSOR OF SURGERY, NEWCASTLE INFIRMARY Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Frederick Page was born in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, the only son of Dr. Frederick Page, who was the surgeon to the Portsmouth, Portsea and Gosport Hospital, and Ann Matilda Bloss. Frederick had three sisters, Ellen, Elizabeth and Ada. Professor Page’s obituary in […]

PARKIN Alfred (1873 – 1933)

HONORARY SURGEON, RVI Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Alfred Parkin was born in Wrekenton. Educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, he studied medicine at the Durham University College of Medicine, qualifying in 1901 with first class honours. After studying in Berlin and Vienna, he obtained the M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1902, […]