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Biographical entry Edye, Benjamin Thomas (1884 - 1962)

CBE, KBE

Born
17 July 1884
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Died
12 October 1962
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Surgeon

Summary

(Sir) Benjamin Thomas Edye was a surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred and St Vincent's Hospitals for many years and surgical consultant at the St George, Manly and Ryde Hospitals. He also worked in private practice and served as a medical officer in both wars (volunteer, not enlisted during World War I). Edye was professor of surgery at the University of Sydney for two years (1928-1930) and set up the surgical unit at the Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children. He was also a co-founder of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Benjamin Edye was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1957 and was knighted (KBE) in 1958.

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1910
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1911
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1912 - 1914
Career position - Senior Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1913
Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1913
Career position - Demonstrator in Pathology at the University of Sydney
1914
Education - Studied in England
1915 -
Career position - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England
c. 1915 - 1917
Career position - Captain with the Australian Voluntary Hospital in Wimereux, France
1917 - 1918
Career position - Captain with the 56th Division, then the 41st Casualty Clearing Station
1918
Life event - Returned to Australia
1920 - 1927
Career position - Honorary Assistant Surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1923 - 1924
Career position - Honorary Assistant Surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1924 - 1928
Career position - Honorary Surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital
1928
Career position - Honorary Surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1928 - 1930
Career position - Acting Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney
1936
Education - Studied thoracic and plastic surgery in Europe and USA
1938 - 1939
Career position - President of the British Medical Association, New south Wales branch
1945 - 1958
Career position - President of the New South Wales Medical Defence Union Ltd.
1949 - 1959
Career position - Founder and Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1957
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1958
Award - Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

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McCarthy, G.J.