Sir Donald Johnstone McGAVIN  DSO CMG  KBE

MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond) 1899, MB (Lond) 1900, MD (Lond) 1901, FRCS (Eng) 1904, FRACS 1927, FACS

Born Chatham, Kent 19 Aug 1876                   Died Wellington 8 May 1960

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Trained at Mason University College, Birmingham, and at the London Hospital. Gold Medal for Medicine

Served as a surgeon in the South African war.

Came to NZ after the war to practice in Hawkes Bay.

Returned to the UK for postgraduate study in 1904, and on return to NZ, settled in Wellington.

Honorary Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1910-1915

WW1 service.

Awarded DSO in 1917. DGMS NZ Forces 1919 - 1924. Knighted in 1921

Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1925 - 1939


Obituary: NZMJ 1960 59:148      BMJ 1960 1:1576




photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection
Last updated 29 October 2016.