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Sir Fred Thompson BOWERBANK OBE KBE

Grand Officer Order Orange Nassau Netherlands

Knight of Grace St John

MB ChB (Edin) 1904, MD (Edin) 1917, MRCP (Edin) 1925, FRCP (Edin) 1929, FRACP 1938

Born Penrith 30 Apr 1880                 Died Wellington 25 Aug 1960

Fred Bowerbank

Educated at Penrith High School, and at Edinburgh University

Worked as an assistant in a practice in Bury, Lancashire, before obtaining a HP post at the Royal Free Hospital in London in 1905

Emigrated to NZ in 1907, settling in Newtown, Wellington, where he developed a busy general practice.

Honorary Consulting Physician to the Home of Compassion 1907 - 1925

Honorary Physician, Wellington Hospital 1912 - 1925

Honorary Visiting Cardiologist, Wellington Hospital 1925 - 1940

Enlisted with NZMC, departing for Egypt in June 1915. Thereafter were spells at Brockenhurst as Officer Commanding No 1 New Zealand General Hospital, and to Etaples in France.

ADMS 1929 - 1934; DMS Army and PMO RNZAF 1934-1939; DMS Army and Air Medical and Dental 1939-1947

photograph courtesy RACP archive

Obituary: NZMJ 1960 59:441

Last updated 25 October 2016.