Keith Stuart Macky New Zealand

Biography of Keith Stuart Macky

Keith Stuart Macky Medical dinner book 1916
Keith Stuart Macky Medical dinner book 1916

Keith Stuart Macky graduated from the University MB ChB in 1916 and received a Sporting Blues Award as a tennis player.

Macky was born 2nd October 1889 in Auckland, New Zealand, to the warehouseman Thomas Macky and his wife. He attended the Auckland Grammar School and then commenced a mercantile training, before being able to proceed to Glasgow through a bursary from the Carnegie Trust. He attended the University of Glasgow from 1911 until 1916, winning class certificates in Zoology, Practical Pathology and Diseases of the Throat and Nose, and went on to obtain his MB ChB degree in 1916.

In 1913 Macky won a Sporting Blues award for his achievements as a tennis player, having been master of the courts in 1912 and having been part of the team that won the Third League of the West of Scotland Lawn Tennis Association in 1913.

From 1916 he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in Mesopotamia for a considerable time and being promoted to Captain. For his service, he was awarded the British War medal. In 1917 he transferred to the New Zealand Medical Corps, and from 1917 until the end of the war he served in New Zealand hospitals, when he retired with the rank of captain.

After the war Macky took a post-graduate course in orthopaedics in Liverpool before returning to his home country in 1921.

On return to New Zealand he served as the physical therapist in a military hospital in Auckland and held the rank of temporary Major.

Keith Stuart Macky died on 30th April 1936 and is buried at St Johns Presbyterian Church cemetery, Auckland.


Keith Stuart Macky
Born 2 October 1889.
Died 30 April 1936.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1916;
University Link: Graduate
Record last updated: 5th Jun 2020

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