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Reginald Affleck Greeves B.A., M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S.
 Born
23 August 1878 - Tweskard (House), Castlereagh, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom - [ s1767 ]
 Died
4 October 1966 - Totnes, Devon, England, United Kingdom - [ s2034 ]
 Father
Born 3d 8mo 1835 - Died 30 November 1924
 Mother
Born 22d 10mo 1835 - Died 16 August 1925
 Spouse
Born Jul 1884 - Died 7 December 1954
 Married
18 April 1908
 Child 1
Born 16 January 1909 - Died About February 1999
 Child 2
Born 30 September 1912 - Died 21 January 1917
 Child 3
Born 30 September 1912 - Died 9 February 1914
 Child 4
Born 4 June 1917 - Died 31 August 1997
 Child 5
Born 24 March 1919 -
Ancestral View
GENERAL NOTES
Ireland Births and Baptisms
Name: Reginald Affleck Greeves
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Aug 1878
Birthplace: Ballymechan, Down, Ireland
Father's Name: Thomas Malcomson Greeves
Mother's Name: Georgina Eliza Jackson Greeves
Registration District: Belfast
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 420
Index Number: 227
[RFSS Jul 2011]

1901 Census record taken on Sunday, 31 March.
Residents of a house 115 in Belmont Road, Belfast (Victoria, Co. Down)
 SurnameForenameAgeSexRelation to headReligion
1GreevesThomas Malcomson65MaleHead of FamilyBrethren
2GreevesGeorgina Eliza65FemaleWifeBrethren
3GreevesFergus MacGregor34MaleSonBrethren
4GreevesJohn Theodore31MaleSonBrethren
5GreevesRidgway28MaleSonBrethren
6GreevesWalter Leopold25MaleSonBrethren
7GreevesCharlotte Isabel24FemaleDaughterBrethren
8GreevesReginald Affleck22MaleSonBrethren
9SmythMalcom Greeves27MaleNephewChristian
10StephanieMarie Octavia55FemaleServantBrethren
11GoreEmily25FemaleServantChurch of Ireland
12KnoxMary28FemaleServantPresbyterian
13HearstElizabeth20FemaleServantChurch of Ireland
14HearstMargaret23FemaleServantChurch of Ireland
 BirthplaceOccupationLiteracyMarital StatusSpecified Illnesses
1Co. TyroneFlax SpinnerRead and writeMarried-
2Belfast-Read and write Married-
3Co. AntrimFlax SpinnerRead and writeNot Married-
4BelfastFlax SpinnerRead and writeNot Married-
5BelfastLinen MerchantRead and writeNot Married-
6BelfastLinen MerchantRead and writeNot Married-
7Co. Down-Read and writeNot Married-
8Co. DownMedical StudentRead and writeNot Married-
9EnglandElectrical EngineerRead and writeNot Married-
10SwitzerlandHousekeeperRead and writeNot Married-
11Co. AntrimParlour MaidRead and writeNot Married-
12Co. AntrimCookRead and writeNot Married-
13Co. MonaghanHouse MaidRead and writeNot Married-
14Co. MonaghanHouse MaidRead and writeNot Married-
[RFSS Nov 2010]

Ophthalmic Surgeon.

Educated privately, Royal Belfast Academical Institute, Queen's College Belfast, University College London, and Guy's Hospital London.
Bachelor of Arts - Royal University of Ireland 1900,
Bachelor of Medicicne - MB,
Bachelor of Surgery London - BSLond 1903,
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - FRCSEng (1906).
[RFSS Jan 2011]

The following is a transcript of an article that was published in the British Medical Journal in 1966
OBITUARY
REGINALD AFFLECK GREEVES, 1878-1966
Reginald Affleck Greeves, Emeritus Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital and to Moorfields Eye Hospital, died on October 4, 1966, at the age of 88. Born in Strandtown, Co. Down, the youngest of a family of eleven children, he was educated privately and at Queen's University, Belfast. In 1900 he graduated B.A. with honours, and gained a first class exhibition
Reginald Affleck Greeves FRCSAfter a distinguished undergraduate career in medicine at University College Hospital, London and at Guy's Hospital, he qualified as M.B. London (1903). B.S. with honours (1906), M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. (1906) and F.R.C.S., England (1906). Greeves was not immediately to specialize in ophthalmology but went to South Africa where he was a country doctor in the Transvaal. Here he met his charming wife and companion, Sarah, with whom he returned to England because of the illness of his father. After acting as Surgical Tutor and Registrar to Guy's Hospital, he decided to specialize in ophthalmology. He was appointed assistant ophthalmic surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital in 1914, later becoming full ophthalmic surgeon to that hospital, from the active staff of which he retired in 1946. He was elected to the surgical staff of Moorfields in 1915, after two years as the curator of the Museum and Pathologist to the hospital, and retired in 1938, to become an active member of its staff again during the war years, when he held outpatient clinics at the hospital and operated regularly at the Tindal House Emergency Hospital in Aylesbury,Greeves was a particularly able clinician, a well-trained pathologist,and a competent surgeon with the good judgment that this demands. His opinion on difficult fundus cases was sought by his former pupils and colleagues until his complete retirement in 1960. He wrote many important papers on the pathological and clinical aspects of ophthalmology, and included in his teaching and his publications many of the nice points of refraction that are so important in ophthalmic practice. In 1941-2 he was president of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom, of which he had been an unusually active member since 1911, and had contributed richly to its transactions.
Sometimes an apparently morose and unapproachable character, Greeves was, to those who knew him well, a kindly and patient teacher and a loyal friend. During the 1939-1945 war he lived in a delightful country house at Datchworth, in Hertfordshire, to which he invited many friends, and where he and his wife shared a happy home and a keen interest in an and music with their visitors. Sarah, his wife, died in 1954, and this loss overshadowed his later life. He moved back to London, and remained an active participant in ophthalmological
meetings until he retired.
Greeves will be missed by very many pupils and colleagues, much of whose basic knowledge of ophthalmic pathology, surgery, and medicine they owe to his teaching. He is survived by his daughter and two sons, one an ophthalmic surgeon, to whom we extend our sympathy. J. H.

[RFSS Oct 2011]
SOURCES
[ s1767 ] Birth Registration - Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 - Birth of Reginald Affleck Greeves on 23 August 1878 in Ballymechan, Co. Down, Ireland - Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00745-8, System Origin: Ireland-EASy, Source Film Number: 256008, Reference Number: v 1-1 p 420 - BR1878-23-08-RAG
[ s2034 ] Obituary - Published in the British Medical Journal in 1966 - OB1966-04-10-RAG
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