Maurice Yonge

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Sir Charles Maurice Yonge CBE FRS[1] (9 December 1899 - 17 March 1986) was an English marine zoologist. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1946 and won its Darwin Medal in 1968. He was born and later educated at Silcoates School, where his father was headmaster.[2]

Yonge married Mattie Lennox in 1927. They had two children, Elspeth (born April 4, 1931) and Robin (March 15, 1934).[1] In 1955, Yonge became father-in-law of the physicist Bruno Touschek due to Elspeth's marriage.


  1. ^ a b Morton, B. (1992). "Charles Maurice Yonge. 9 December 1899-17 March 1986". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 38: 378. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1992.0020.  edit
  2. ^ Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index (PDF) II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 30 December 2011.