John Graham (Dr) GOW

Date of Birth: 
29 Oct 1884
Date of Death: 
2 Oct 1960

John was born at Edinburgh, Scotland.

He married Maysie Collie (born at Dunedin in 1887) in Wellington in 1913.

John was a Captain in the NZ Medical Corp in WW1, and was awarded the Military Cross (MC) & OBE (Military).

At one point he was President of the Levin RSA.

John & Maysie (who was also a medical doctor) had two sons & two daughters.

One son, James served in the RNAF in WW2 & was awarded the DFC.

After training as a medical student in Dunedin John & Maysie came to Levin in 1920 to practice at Durham St.

They built, in 1922, what is now known as Thompson House.

They were divorced in 1954 (after 7 years separation). John had moved to Tapui to practice whilst Maysie moved to Wellington & then back to 1946. She lived in Bartholomew Rd & at 57 Chester St. All but one of her children remained in Levin.

John was the 2nd President of the Levin RSA from 1921 - 1923.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
John Graham Gow, James Gibson Gow, Hannah Brockett Cowell, Maysie Alice Marianne Collie, Edmund Irvine Groundwater Collie, Sarah Edith Reeve, Edith Marianne Gow, Eric Harold Shearer, James Gibson Gow, Norman de Tourettes, Anne Graham Gow, William Henry Rolfe Wilson, Edward John Gow, Josephine Ida Cutting.