Dr Russell King

Date of birth

25 February 1896 at Timaru

Died

20 July 1970 at Timaru

Married

Helen Little 1924

Children

One son

Education

  • Timaru Boys’ High School
  • Otago University

Military service

  • 1st NZEF 1917-19
  • 2nd NZEF 1940-45
  • Brigadier of the Medical Corps and responsible for the evacuation of New Zealand nurses from Crete

Career

  • House surgeon at Christchurch Hospital
  • Senior physician Timaru Hospital

Honours

  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Foundation member Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Distinguished Service Order
  • Commander of the British Empire
  • Greek Military Cross