William Beatty

Surgeon

1773 – 1842

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Who was William Beatty?

Dr. Sir William Beatty MD FRS was an Irish surgeon who served in the Royal Navy. Born in Derry, Ireland, he joined as a surgeon's mate in 1791 at the age of 18. He is best known as the Ship's Surgeon on the HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar, at which he witnessed the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, and for authoring an account of that battle - The Death of Lord Nelson.

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Born
Apr 1, 1773
Londonderry
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • Londonderry
Died
Mar 25, 1842
London
Resting place
Kensal Green Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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