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Letters after name
« on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:05 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Does anyone know what WBCM means after a name?  I think the person concerned was a doctor.
He died in 1916, so I guess this is an old use of letters?

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Re: Letters after name
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:10 BST (UK) »
Where have you seen these letters,on what sort of document?
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Re: Letters after name
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:12 BST (UK) »
On the grave - William Seed WBCM.

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Re: Letters after name
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:14 BST (UK) »
Are you sure that those are the letters?  Could they be badly written. I'd expect the first letter to possibly be an M if it was a medical qualification.

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Re: Letters after name
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:15 BST (UK) »
In which country did William Seed die in?

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Re: Letters after name
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:17 BST (UK) »
MB is Bachelor of Medicine

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Re: Letters after name
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:19 BST (UK) »
UK Lancashire. Could be a misreading - the information was provided by cemsearch. Maybe I need to shedule a visit to Preston cemetery!

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Re: Letters after name
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:22 BST (UK) »
Maybe MDCM:

MDCM is an abbreviation of the Latin Medicinae Doctor et Chirurgiae Magister, which means "doctor of medicine and master of surgery."



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Re: Letters after name
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 16:26 BST (UK) »
Maybe MDCM:

MDCM is an abbreviation of the Latin Medicinae Doctor et Chirurgiae Magister, which means "doctor of medicine and master of surgery."



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That's the most likely  :)


Added - I see his will states that he was a medical practitioner.
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