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Biographical entry Moore, Walter William (1880 - 1954)

MRCS 9 November 1905; FRCS 13 December 1906; LRCP 1905.

6 April 1954
General surgeon


Born in Tasmania in 1880, he was taken to New Zealand as an infant of a week old by his father, a schoolteacher, who settled at Waikowaiti in North Otago, and in due course he entered Otago University where he graduated in medicine and science and then came to England, becoming one of the first New Zealanders to be admitted a Fellow. Returning to Hawkes Bay in 1907, he was appointed superintendent of the Napier Public Hospital. After holding this appointment for three years he set up in private practice in Tennyson Street at Napier.

In the war of 1914-18 he served abroad but was invalided back to Napier, where in 1923 he established his own private hospital in Marine Parade. In the earthquake of 1932 the building was totally destroyed and he came to England to settle in private practice in Hastings up to the time of his death.

Both he and his wife were keen about flying and in 1935 he obtained his pilot's licence flying with the Hawkes Bay and East Coast Aero Club, flying the club aeroplanes to all parts of New Zealand.

He married Ivy May Moore and died without issue on 6 April 1954 survived by his wife.

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