Forde Cayley

Forde Everard de Wend Cayley (1915 - 2004)

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Dr Forde Everard de Wend Cayley
Born in Ealing, Middlesexmap
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Husband of — married 16 Sep 1941 in Chelsea, Londonmap
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Died in Thames Ditton, Surreymap
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Dr Forde Cayley was a Prisoner of War during World War II.


Forde Cayley’s birth was registered in the Brentford district of Middlesex, England in the 4th quarter of 1915.[1][2]

He went to St Edmund's School, Hindhead, Surrey and Cheltenham College. He then studied medicine at Middlesex Hospital Medical School. After qualifying, he practised in Brighton before enlisting as a doctor in the Suffolk Regiment at the start of World War 2. He was evacuated from Dunkirk, and married Eileen Dalton in 1941. The marriage was registered in the Chelsea district of London in the 3rd quarter of 1941.[3][4]

He was captured by the Japanese in the fall of Singapore, spending several years as a Prisoner of War on the River Kwai. On his return to England, he worked as a hospital doctor in London before becoming consultant physician and medical superintendent at Bevendean Hospital, Brighton, Sussex at the end of 1950. He and his wife lived at Hove, Sussex.

A few years before his death he moved to a nursing home at Thames Ditton, Surrey. His death was registered in NW Surrey in August 2004.[5][6]


  1. England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,
  2. Birth certificate in possession of Michael Cayley
  3. England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,
  4. Marriage certificate in possession of Michael Cayley
  5. England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,
  6. Death certificate in possession of Michael Cayley
  • Michael Cayley (son), personal information
  • Dr Forde Cayley, A Doctor in Peace and War (memoirs), privately printed 2001

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Forde Cayley in army uniform during World War 2
Forde Cayley in army uniform during World War 2


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