Norman Merrett Hancox

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Norman Merrett Hancox
(11 November 1912 – 15 January 1990)
Birth: 11 November 1912, Cheshire, England
Death: 15 January 1990, Wirral, Cheshire, England
Parents: Charles Edward Hancox
Alice Margaret Hancox (née Renner)
Siblings: Norman Merrett Hancox (11 November 1912 – 15 January 1990)
Partners: Desiree Constance Griffiths
Children: Three (two daughters living)John Philip Dale Hancox (1941 – 2012)

Norman Merrett Hancox (1912–1990) was Professor of Histology and Medical Cell Biology at Liverpool University.[1] He wrote the standard text on bone biology, Biology of Bone (Cambridge University Press, 1972, OCLC 340884).

In 1937 he was living at 26 Coram Street in Holborn, London.[2]

In the Second World War he was a Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Doctor/Surgeon[3] on board HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed on 14 October 1939 in Orkney by the German submarine U-47. Later in the war he worked at Porton Down.[4]

He was born on 11 November 1912 in Cheshire.[5]

He died on 15 January 1990.[6]


  1. Hancox, Professor N M: relating to Dr Jan Kruszynski (1948-1975; n.d.). Reference: D110 Accessed: 19 December 2017. "Professor N M Hancox, Demonstrator and Assistant Lecturer 1937-1939, Senior Lecturer 1945-1948, Reader 1948-1965, Professor of Histology and Cell Biology (Medical) 1965-1975."
  2. London Electoral Registers, 1832-1965.
  3. UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970
  4. J. Karpinski, 2017, pers. comm.
  5. England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006, General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. Vol.35. P.236
  6. The London Gazette, 11 October 1990. "HANCOX, Norman Merrett. Barn End, Moorside Lane, Neston, South Wirral, Cheshire L64 6QP, University Professor (Retired). 15th January 1990. Layton & Co., Victoria House, 20 Hoghton Street, Southport, Merseyside PR9 ONX. (Ralph Harrison Meadows, Desiree Constance Hancox and John Philip Dale Hancox.) 12th December 1990 (501)"
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