Alfred Webb-Johnson, 1st Baron Webb-Johnson
Born Alfred Johnson, he was the son of Samuel Johnson, Medical Officer of Health at Stoke-on-Trent, by Julia Anne Webb, daughter of James Webb. He assumed the additional surname of Webb by deed poll in 1915. He was educated at the Newcastle High School at Newcastle-under-Lyme and at the Manchester University Medical School. In 1906 he was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He fought in the First World War as a colonel in the Army Medical Service, was mentioned in despatches three times and awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Territorial Decoration. In 1919 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Webb-Johnson was consulting surgeon, Governor and Vice-President of the Middlesex Hospital in London as well as Dean of its Medical School. From 1936 to 1953 he was surgeon to Queen Mary and from 1941 to 1949 President of the Royal College of Surgeons. He was knighted in 1936, made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in 1942 and created a Baronet, of Stoke-on-Trent in the County of Stafford, in 1945. In 1948 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Webb-Johnson of Stoke-on-Trent in the County of Stafford. From 1950 to 1952 he was president of the Royal Society of Medicine. In 1954 he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO).
- The London Gazette: . 3 June 1916.
- The London Gazette: . 3 June 1919.
- thepeerage.com Alfred Edward Webb-Johnson, 1st and last Baron Webb-Johnson
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Webb-Johnson
- Royal College of Surgeons. Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online: Webb-Johnson, Sir Alfred Edward, Lord Webb-Johnson of Stoke-on-Trent (1880 - 1958)
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