Joseph Langley Burchnall
He had a distinguished military history during the First World War winning the Military Cross in 1918 whilst serving in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was wounded three times and lost a leg in March 1918.
After the war he joined Durham University as a Reader in Mathematics then progressed to be a Lecturer. He became a professor in 1939 and continued this until retiral in 1959.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1953. He was appointed an OBE in 1956 for services to education and the community.
He was President of the Old Bostonian Association (his old school) from 1967 to 1969.
He married Gertrude Frances Rollinson in 1917.
They had two sons and one daughter.
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