William Robert Gemmell China Australia Botswana

Biography of William Robert Gemmell

William Robert Gemmell graduated MBChB from the University in 1934.

He was born in Hu-Peh (Hubei), a province of central China, son of William, a missionary.

Gemmell served with the Defence Medical Services as a medical officer in Bechuanaland Protectorate, modern day Botswana. He was made honorary major of the Royal Army Medical Corps, retiring in 1947.

Gemmell is recorded to have moved to Australia around 1965.


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William Robert Gemmell
Born 26 December 1907.
Died 1968.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1934; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: military; physicians
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1934
Record last updated: 27th Jan 2014

Country Associations

China China, Hubei
Place of Birth

Australia Australia, No Region
Place of Death

Botswana Botswana, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Graduate