Wellesley-Cole, Robert

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Name
Wellesley-Cole, Robert Gender: M
Robert Benjamin Ageh Wellesley Cole
born on 11 March 1907 at 17:25 (= 5:25 PM )
Place Freetown, Sierra Leone, 8n30, 13w15
Timezone FMT m13w15 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°02' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°56 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 09°08'



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Robert Wellesley-Cole
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Biography

Sierra Leonean medical doctor who was the first West African to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Following Sierra Leone's Independence on 27 April 1961, then Prime Minister Milton Margai offered Wellesley-Cole the position of senior medical officer.

In 1950, Robert Wellesley-Cole married Amy Manto Bondfield Hotobah-During, a Sierra Leone Creole nurse, and the couple had four children. He died on 31 October 1995, aged 88, in Marylebone, Sierra Leone.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Autobiography, "An Innocent in Britain")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from An Innocent in Britain, Or, The Missing Link: Documented Autobiography by Robert Wellesley Cole (Campbell Matthews, 1988), page 10: "I was born in the East ward of Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. The exact day and time was Monday March 11, 1907, at 5:25 p.m."

Wikipedia has 7 March in error.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Black, African)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field