Dr Ivan Geoffrey Braddon

Personal Details

Dr Ivan Geoffrey Braddon MB BCh MA FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA 

Known as: Ivan

21/03/1912 to 27/12/1998

Place of birth: Sandbach, Cheshire

Nationality: British

CRN: 494360

Education and qualifications

General education

Charterhouse School, 1925-30.

Primary medical qualification(s)

MB BCh Cambridge 1937 and MRCP LRCS 1937 London Hospital

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

Cambridge, MA 1937, DA 1939


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Ivan was born in Sandbach, Cheshire in 1912. His father died in 1923 when Ivan was 11yrs old.  After his school years at Charterhouse, Ivan qualified from Cambridge University and the London Hospital in 1937. He apparently had 12 months sick leave due to tuberculosis of the spine in 1934 undergoing an Albee’s bone graft whilst at medical school.

From 1937-39 he undertook his House officer  posts and was a “Receiving Room Officer” then  Junior Resident Anaesthetist  at the London Hospital. He also undertook a voyage to Australia as a ships surgeon in 1939.

With the outbreak of war he entered the RAMC achieving  the rank of Major as a specialist Anaesthetist from 1939-45. It is not absolutely clear where he undertook his war service, but he has indicated he lived in India and Ceylon for 3 years as part of his war service. He became married in 1945 whilst based in Madras, India. 

Following war service he undertook a supernumary registrar post at the London Hospital until October 1946, whereupon  he was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Waterloo Hospital  1946 until 1948. He then became a consultant at the Moorfields Eye Hospital and Hounslow Hospital in London until about 1978. He also appears to have worked for periods during this time at the East End Maternity Hospital, Putney Hospital and the Queen Mary’s Hospital in Stratford London. He would have reached his retirement  age of  65 years in 1977.

This information has been collated primarily from Dr. Braddon’s self submitted biographical form as no published obituaries have been located.

Professional interests and activities

No information currently available about any other professional interests or publications.

Other biographical information

Ivan married Jean Rosemary Walker in 1945 in Madras, India. She was a State Registered Nurse; they had two daughters. Ivan’s father in the 1911 census is recorded as “living on own means”. Ivan indicated outside interests in golf and contract bridge. He passed away in July 1998 whilst living in London aged 86 years.

Author and sources

Author: Innes Simon Chadwick

Sources and comments:

Information obtained from Ivan’s self submitted biographical college “Boulton Form” dated 1988. Any further information would be welcome.
Bibliographic  information obtained from on line access to  Ancestry.com  Jan 2022.
GMC register 1941 and 1958 accessed on line via Ancestry.com