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J. R. Malseed

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On June 1, John Richard Malseed, MRCVS, of Witheridge, Tiverton, Devon. Mr Malseed qualified from London in 1952.

Mary Pett and John Herbert write: John Malseed was the son of a doctor in Northern Ireland, who originally intended to follow his father into that profession. On leaving school in 1942, he gained a place to study medicine at Edinburgh but, thinking that the war would only last another year, decided to take what would now be called a gap year.

Being a motor cycling enthusiast he volunteered to join the army as a dispatch rider (there was no conscription in Northern Ireland), …

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