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Dr. Alan Randle (15 May 1883 - 26 March 1970) was a medical practitioner and local politician.

Born in Forest Gate, he was the son of Howard Randle, a schoolmaster, and his wife Marie nee Dawkins. His family moved to New Zealand until the death of his father in 1899, returning to live in Pembrokeshire, Wales, the birthplace of his mother.

He qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians in 1906 with further qualifications from the University of London in 1908. Originally working as a medical officer for Mile End Board of Guardians. He subsequently took up a post at St Peter's Hospital, Whitechapel, later working at Bermondsey Hospital, Mile End Hospital and St Giles' Hospital, Camberwell.

During the First World War he held a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He served on the Western Front and obtained the rank of major and was awarded the Military Cross.

He sat as a Labour Party member of the London County Council representing Bermondsey, Rotherhithe from 1922-28.

Wrote on the Poor Law Medical Service in The Lancet [1]

He retired to County Cork in Ireland, where he died.

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