Dr Frank Wright (1863-1895)
The son of Dr James Wright, Dr Frank Wright won for himself popularity and a growing reputation, as a skilful surgeon.
Dr Wright was an MRCS, England, 1885, LSA, (St. Bartholomew), Foster prizeman anatomy, 1888; a member of the Nottingham Medical Orthirurgical Society ; Prosector of Anatomy RCS, England, 1883-4
His genial manner and courtesy towards all made him especially beloved, and his kindness of heart and cheerful readiness to help and advise his friends.
He took a considerable interest in the friendly society movement, especially in his home village, Bottesford..
As a teacher of the practical rules of the St John Ambulance Association he showed tact and skill, and his kindly manners made it a real pleasure to his pupils to attend his lectures. He had the satisfaction of successfully conducting men’s classes at Bottesford and Barkestoue, and classes for ladies at Bottesford and Scarrington, with only three or four failures the pupils.
He was ardent supporter of all manly sports, and at one time acted as secretary to Grantham Cricket Club, but on the extension of his practice was compelled to relinquish the office.
He was a good speaker and wrote for the leading medical journals.
Although unmarried and living with his father – with whom he was a partner in the Bottesford practice – he was engaged to a Miss Robinson.
But he died suddenly, aged only 32, when he was boarding a train at Bottesford station with three friends,
They due to travel from Bottesford by the 8.18am Grantham-Nottingham train.
He was late and entered the last compartment of carriage in the forward portion at the train. The train had just started, when one of the party, Dr Robinson, of Liverpool, observed Dr Wright, who was slightly lame, running on to the platform. He opened the carriage door, but, to his horror, almost immediately saw Dr Wright fall between the train and the platform.
He died of his injuries within 15 minutes.