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11 April 1883
|Died||24 April 1943
|Institutions||Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine|
|Alma mater||University of Liverpool|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Annie Greening|
|Children||a son and a daughter|
Early life and education
In 1907, he joined the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. From 1914 to 1929, he was Walter Myers professor of parasitology, and from 1929 until his death he was the Alfred Jones professor of tropical medicine, University of Liverpool.
During World War I, Yorke served as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, based in Malta from 1915-16. He returned to Liverpool in 1916, and produced more than thirty reports, "Studies in the treatment of malaria".
- "The Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates" (1926), with Philip Alan Maplestone
Awards and honours
In 1925, he was awarded the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Chalmers memorial gold medal, for his services to tropical medicine.
He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society on 5 May 1932.
In 1916, he married Elizabeth Annie Greening; they had a son and a daughter.
Yorke died at his home, 4 Bryanston Road, Prenton, Birkenhead, on 24 April 1943 and was survived by his wife.
- "Warrington Yorke". Oxforddnb.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01.