Royal Society Publishing

Charles Kemball, C.B.E. 27 March 1923 — 4 September 1998

M. Wyn Roberts

Elected F.R.S. 1965

Abstract

Charles Kemball was born in Edinburgh on 27 March 1923, the only child of Charles Henry and Janet Kemball. His father was a dental surgeon and latterly a part–time senior lecturer in dental anatomy at the University of Edinburgh. The Kemballs were associated with the farming community in the county of Suffolk, his grandfather, Charles Kemball, being a farmer, maltster, brewer and undertaker in Boxford. Charles's father was first apprenticed in 1905 to a dentist in Ipswich, but moved to Edinburgh to complete his dental studies; there he spent the rest of his life, except for a year in Philadelphia, and was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1936. Charles's mother, Janet (née White) was a Scot born in the west of Scotland.