Born Alexandra, Otago 14 Jul 1864 Died Paddington, London 19 Oct 1936
Educated at Alexandra School
Completed part of his medical studies at Otago University, before travelling to London in 1888. There, he attended Kings College Hospital for 1 year, returning to NZ in 1889 to complete his medical degree.
First registered as a medical practitioner in NZ 10 May 1890
Initially practised in Motueka where he became Public Vaccinator and Native Medical Attendant for the Nelson District.
Came to Wellington in 1892, living on the corner of Willis and Dixon Streets in a house built by his architect father-in-law, Thomas Turnbull (see below)
photograph courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Honorary Physician, Wellington Hospital 1898 - 1900
First NZ medical graduate to be employed at Wellington Hospital
Practised until 1906, before switching to a political career.
Member of the Victoria College Council from its inception to 1907
Member for Tuapeka in House of Representatives 1908
Left NZ for England around 1909, he was elected MP for Stirlingshire in the House of Commons 1910 - 1918, and MP for Dumfriesshire 1923 - 1924
He returned to medical practice after 1924, and in fact, he had remained registered as a medical practitioner in NZ throughout.
Resident Casualty Officer, Wellington Hospital 1932 - 1934
Obituary: NZMJ 1936 35:422 BMJ 1936 2: 901