Frederick Montgomery SPENCER

MB ChB (NZ) 1917, FRCS (Edin) 1920, MD (NZ) 1922, MRACP 1938

Born Rotorua 3 Oct 1893                              Died Tripoli 12 Jun 1943

Montgomery Spencer

Educated at Wanganui Collegiate, Otago University

In 1914, when a medical student, he joined the NZMC and saw action in Gallipoli

He then returned to NZ to complete his medical studies

In 1917, he went to France as a MO with an Artillery Unit

Postgraduate studies in England 1918 - 1921

Practised in Hamilton 1921 - 1927

Postgraduate studies in USA 1927, where he held a Rockefeller Scholarship at the Children's Hospital in Boston. Also travelled to England and Europe.

On return to NZ, set up practice as a children's specialist in Wellington

Senior Visiting Physician, Wellington Children's Hospital 1934 - 1939

Enlisted at the beginning of WW2, and saw action in the Middle East.

Died of typhus infection.

photograph courtesy Wellington Hospital Paediatric Department

Obituary: NZMJ 1943 42:181

Last updated 29 October 2016.