Findlay, Leonard

Date of birth:
November 14th, 1905
Date of death:
May 14th, 1973
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Leonard Findlay was educated at the Collegiate School, Liverpool and graduated as Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Liverpool in 1929. He became medical officer and deputy medical superintendent at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool. Findlay became Medical Doctor in 1934 and was appointed as medical superintendent at the Mill Road Hospital in Liverpool in 1935.
In 1942 he was appointed medical superintendant of Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool where remained working until his retirement

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Medical Superintendant
Unit:
Mill Road Infirmary, Liverpool
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1941
Action:
Citation:
"Dr. Findlay dispplayed outstanding courage and devotion to duty when the Mill Road Infirmary was badly damaged during an air raid.

Although badly shaken and severely burned he immediately organised rescue work and personally led parties of volunteers to release persons trapped under the wreckage. He worked without ceasing troughout the night and following day and refused to have his own wounds treated until he had accounted for all his patients and staff.

Under his cool and courageous direction many lives were saved and all the patients evacuated to other hospitals."
George Medal

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