Dr Herbert Francis PARKER 
- Born: 10 Jan 1875, Rowledge Farnham
- Marriage (1): Edna LLOYD-DAVIS  in 1906
- Died: 19 Jan 1947, Malling Maidstone KEN aged 72
Herbert Frances, born at Rowledge, January 10, 1875; educated at Mr Stedman's, Milford, Godalming. 1885-88; Foundation Scholar of Marlborough College, 1889-93; Exhibitioner at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1893-95; Scholar 1895-96; represented the University v. Oxford at Chess, 1896; 1st Class Natural Science Tripos, Part 1., 1896; Graduated, B.A., 1896; Scholarship at St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1896; took his M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. , also M.B. and B.C. (Cambridge), House Surgeon at St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1899.
Julius Jottings. No 2 April 1900.
Herbert submitted a long article entitled "Life and Work at St Bartholomew's Hospital" where he was working as a house surgeon. He notes the hospital was founded by Rahere in 1123 AD, situated on the south side of Smithfield a few hundred yards of St Paul's. It is a hospital of some 750 beds treating 6400 inpatients and 145,000 outpatients in 1898. All treatment is gratis. There are about 200 nurses. Attached to the hospital is a large Medical School, with 600 students, dating from the year 1662. Students accompany senior staff on their ward rounds, Herbert tells a story; "A surgeon standing at the bedside of a patient asked a dresser if he would recommend an operation for the relief of the patient's complaint. The dresser promptly said no and his opinion was supported by each of some 15 students . . . . . Well your all wrong said the surgeon, for I am going to operate. Oh no you ain't, said a voice from the bed, ere's 15 doctors said as ow it warn't a case for hoperation, and I ain't a-goin to let you hoperate on me! And with that he got up and walked out of the hospital."
Herbert offered to escort readers of Julius Jottings around the hospital during his free hours.
Julius Jottings No 4 Jan 1901.
Mr Herbert F. Parker's appointment at St Bartholomew's Hospital expired at the end of last September, and he entered on a new sphere of duties on December 1, as House Physician at Wolverhampton Hospital.
Herbert was in practice in Guildford in 1908, 1911, 1913.
Parker Herbert Francis of Redcap Cottage Links-road Bramley Surrey died 19 January 1947 at Malling place near Maidstone Kent Probate London 9 September 1947 to Iris Myfanwy Parker spinster.
Effects 3097 1910
Ref: National Probate Calendar
Parker family images courtesy of R Waight 2015
Herbert suffered from senility at his end, a family trai
t - Roy Waigh
1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Rowledge Vicarage Farnham HAM. Herbert is recorded as a son aged 6 a scholar born Rowledge.
2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Rowledge Vicarage Binsted E Hants. Herbert is described as a son aged 16 single a scholar born Binsted
3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Staffa Lodge Watenden Road Guildford SRY. Herbert is recorded as head of house married aged 36 a medical practitioner on his own account born Rowledge Farnham
Herbert married Edna LLOYD-DAVIS  [MRIN: 338] in 1906.