John Kendall Francis, M.B., M.S., F.R.C.S., F.R.A.C.S.
15 February 1927 – 19 November 2020
John transferred from Ballarat High School to complete his Leaving Honours, winning a Free Place which allowed him to study Medicine. During WWII he was a Captain in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, whilst during the Vietnam War he was part of the Prince Henry Surgical Team in 1967. A member of the teaching staff at Western General Hospital, associated with Melbourne University he was also a Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Monash University. He married Susan Dorothy May Spry in 1956.