Henry Howarth Bashford
|Sir Henry Howarth Bashford|
13 January 1880|
Kensington, London, England
|Died||15 August 1961
Easton Royal, Wiltshire, England
|Known for||Honorary Physician to George VI (1941-44); Author|
Bashford was born in Kensington, London on 13 January 1880 the son of Frederick Bashford and Henrietta Eleanor, daughter of the Rev. Henry Howarth, Rector of St George's, Hanover Square and Chaplain in Ordinary to Queen Victoria. On his paternal side, his grandfather Lt. J. Bashford (later Captain), Royal Navy, was mentioned in the official list of the wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar in which he took part on board the HMS Royal Sovereign.
Bashford was Chief Medical Officer to the Post Office (1933–43) and subsequently Treasury Medical Adviser (1943–45). He was Honorary Physician to King George VI (1941–44) and was the late Honorary President of the Post Office Ambulance Centre, St. John Ambulance Association. He was honoured by a knighthood of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
Bashford is now remembered as a writer, in particular of the satirical Augustus Carp, Esq., By Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man (1924), which was first published anonymously. He also wrote some popular poetry.
In 1908 Bashford married Margaret Eveline, daughter of Ernest Sutton of Basildon, Berkshire. They had one son and three daughters. Bashford died in Easton Royal on 15 August 1961.
The National Portrait Gallery has a photographic bromide print portrait of Sir Henry.
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- Tommy Wideawake (1903)
- The Manitoban: A Romance (1904)
- The Pilgims' March (1909)
- The corner of Harley Street: being some familiar correspondence of Peter Harding, M.D. (1911)
- Pity the poor blind (1917)
- Sons Of Admiralty: A Short History Of The Naval War 1914-1918 with Archibald Hurd (1919)
- The Heroic Record of the British Navy with A. Hurd(1920)
- Vagabonds In Périgord (1921)
- Half-Past Bedtime (1922)
- Augustus Carp, Esq., By Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man (1924)
- The Happy Ghost and Other Stories (1925)
- Behind The Fog (1927)
- The Harley Street Calendar (1929)
- The Student Life And Other Essays (Intro to work by William Ostler) (1931)
- The Man On Ben Na Garve [Short story in The Second Century Of Detective Stories Ed EC Bentley] (1938)
- Doctors In Shirt Sleeves (1940)
- Fisherman's Progress (1946)
- Wiltshire Harvest (1953)
- Easton Royal: A Short History
- Lodgings For Twelve
- The Plain Girl's Tale
- Songs Out Of School
He also wrote as Peter Harding.
-  Munks Roll - Lives of the Fellows - Sir Henry Bashford MD FRCP
- Br J Ind Med 1962
- Who Was Who, Published by A&C Black Limited, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920-2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014; online edn, April 2014
- BBC Radio 4 Christmas 2004 Highlights, Monday 20 December - Book At Bedtime - Augustus Carp, Esq By Himself
- Wiltshire Gazette & Herald - Tribute to royal doctor from Easton Royal, 7 March 2011
- National Portrait Gallery, London - Sir Henry Howarth Bashford by Walter Stoneman
- Actually this was published in 1914 by Constable & Co, London; I have a copy of the first (and probably only) edition
- Works by Henry Howarth Bashford at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Henry Howarth Bashford at Internet Archive
- Works by Henry Howarth Bashford at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)