William Ingledew Daggett was educated at Sedbergh School and Caius College, Cambridge, where he obtained a first-class degree in the natural science tripos. He graduated from King's College Hospital in 1924 and took the FRCS in 1926. His academic brilliance was reflected in his clinical ability and he was appointed to the consultant staff at King's at the age of 28. He gained his pilot's certificate during the interwar years.
he became senior ear, nose, and throat surgeon to King's College Hospital, London, and a consultant at Leatherhead Hospital and St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy.
1940 War commission RAMC. ENT Specialist at Malta. Despite difficult conditions he made time to write a paper, later to become a classic, on acute otitis externa, which was causing a great deal of trouble at the time in the Middle East.
After the relief of Malta he was appointed consultant in otolaryngology to the India and South East Asia Command with the rank of brigadier, and he ended the war at the War Office as consultant to the Army1.
Malta 1942 ENT Specialist 45 GH.
Malta 27 Sept 1943 Joined 19 General Hospital Middle East Force by air.
1946 Post mobilisation became head of the ENT Department at King's College Hospital, London.