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Dr William Fyffe Morrison Dorward1,2

M, #14600, b. between April 1928 and June 1928, d. 19 January 2017
Last Edited: 16 Oct 2022


Father*: William Fyffe Dorward MBChB1 b. c 1900, d. 7 Nov 1964
Mother*: Mary Morrison1 b. c 1898
  • Birth*: Dr William Fyffe Morrison Dorward was born between April 1928 and June 1928 at Wandsworth, London, England, ; ref 1d 877.1
  • He was the son of William Fyffe Dorward MBChB and Mary Morrison.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: Dr William Fyffe Morrison Dorward died on 19 January 2017 at Roxburghe House, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , DORWARD Lydia, Ruth and David Dorward wish to intimate the death of Morrison Dorward, husband and father respectively, on the afternoon of January 19, 2017, in Roxburghe House. A private family funeral will be followed by a celebration of his life to be held in Dundee West Church on February 18, 2017, starting at 2.30 p.m., to which all those whose love he touched are invited to attend.3
  • Obituary: The obituary of Dr William Fyffe Morrison Dorward was was published on 26 January 2017 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, . Dr Morrison Dorward, 88
    Family doctor Morrison Dorward has died at the age of 88.
    Born in London in 1928, his family moved to Dundee where his father was a family doctor.
    Morrison attended Edinburgh University in 1945, gaining a master of arts degree followed by a degree in medicine.
    He was assistant police surgeon in Dundee between 1955-65 and assistant lecturer in forensic medicine at St Andrews University between 1956-65.
    He resigned from his practice at the end of December 1985 to become clinician in charge of the palliative care unit at Roxburghe House from where he retired in 1988. In 1986 he was awarded the Douglas Adamson prize for outstanding contribution to patient care in Tayside.
    He sailed in the Baltic and the Mediterranean but loved most of all the west coast of Scotland where he cruised many times.
    Morrison is survived by his wife Lydia, son David and daughter Ruth.
    A memorial service will be held at Dundee West Church on February 18, starting at 2.30pm, to which all are welcome.4


  • (Awarded to) DGA Memorial Award*: Dr William Fyffe Morrison Dorward was awarded the The Douglas Adamson Memorial Award on 23 May 1986 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, . Top prize for doctor
    Dr W. Dorward.
    Dr W. Dorward, clinician in charge at Roxburghe House hospice in Dundee, has been awarded the 1986 Douglas G. Adamson Memorial Prize in recognition of his contribution to patient care in Tayside.
    Dr Dorward, who is married with a son and daughter, was born in 1928. He attended Dundee High School and graduated from Edinburgh University in 1951.
    After periods working in hospitals in Inverness and Bridge of Earn, Dr Dorward served with the R.A.M.C. for two years in Korea, Japan and Malaya. On his return from the services he became a principal in general practice in Dundee with his father, Dr W. Fyffe Dorward, and Dr Priscilla Turnbull.
    Dr Dorward remained with this practice for over 30 years, until December 1985, and was succeeded by his son, Dr David Dorward.
    During this time he established and developed his interests in a number of ways related to his practice, including the establishment of a diabetic clinic and also pioneering developments in the admission of patients from his own practice into hospital beds for which he himself had clinical responsibility.
    Dr Dorward is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
    The prize is awarded annually on the basis of an outstanding contribution to patient care in Tayside. There have been five previous winners.2


  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Dundee Courier & Evening Telegraph various dates [Mar 2017].
  2. [S43] DGA Memorial Award Adamson family personal archives [June 2021].
  3. [S125] Family Announcements DCT ), http://dct.myfamilyannouncements.co.uk/dundee/view/4272013/dorward [Mar 2017].
  4. [S20] Unknown author, 'article', Dundee Courier & Advertiser, unknown date (DC Thomson, unknown repository reference) Dundee Courier & Advertiser Family Announcements Thursday January 26th 2017.