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Harold Jory (“HIJ”), having been head of school at Malvern College, won a scholarship to Brasenose College, Oxford. He then qualified at St George's Hospital in London. Joining the army for his national service he served in Korea from 1951 to 1952 as company commander of 21 Field Ambulance Unit.
After this he entered general practice in 1957 in Hertford, where he was admired by colleagues and patients alike for his care and compassion for 30 years.
In addition to a busy practice HIJ was a town councillor for Hertford (1963-5) and chairman of governors of several local schools, and he was elected master of the Worshipful Company of Salters (1976-7).
A wonderfully modest man, HIJ was a true Corinthian, awarded a war-time cricket blue for Oxford and kicking the winning penalty in the final of the hospitals rugby cup.
He died from multiple myeloma on his 8lst birthday, leaving his wife, June; two sons and a daughter, who is a general practitioner; and three grandchildren.
A service of thanksgiving will be held in the City in July 2007.