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Ben Maxwell
Dr William Ben Maxwell
Deputy Historian


Ben joined 243 (Wessex) Field Hospital in 2006 as a reservist and has served with them since. He is a consultant anaesthetist, deploying on Op HERRICK in 2008 both on MERT and in the Hospital at Camp Bastion.


After a tour in 2010 at Kandahar working under American command in the Multinational Medical Facility on HERRICK 11, Ben completed a further MERT tour in 2012 on HERRICK 17.


He is a consultant anaesthetist in Swindon and lives near Cirencester. Based on a case he experienced on MERT Ben wrote a paper for the Journal of Trauma about how to improve chest fluid drainage (thoracostomy) and its place in wider practice.

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