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Biographical entry McCall, John (1860 - 1919)

KCMG

Born
10 August 1860
East Devenport, Tasmania, Australia
Died
27 June 1919
London, United Kingdom
Occupation
Physician and Parliamentarian

Summary

(Sir) John McCall ran a successful private medical practice in Tasmania (Waratah then Ulverston) for many years. He was also an active member of parliament: McCall served two periods as the representative for West Devon in the House of Assembly and was the Minister for Agriculture from April 1903 to July 1904. During World War I, McCall took charge of the Australian Auxiliary Hospital in London, was President of the Australian Natives' Association in London and Chairman of the Australian Voluntary Hospital in Wimereux, France where established a home for recuperating Belgian soldiers. He was awarded the Belgian Order of the Crown for his efforts. In 1911 McCall was knighted then in 1919 was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).

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Events

1881
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master in Surgery (CM) completed at the University of Glasgow
c. 1881 - c. 1885
Career position - Medical Officer at Mount Bischoff mine, Tasmania
c. 1881 - c. 1885
Career position - Private practice in Waratah, Tasmania
c. 1885 -
Career position - Private practice in Ulverstone, Tasmania
1888 - 1893
Career position - Member of the House of Assembly for West Devon
1901 - 1909
Career position - Member of the House of Assembly for West Devon
April 1903 - July 1904
Career position - Chief Secretary and Minister for Agriculture
1905
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Glasgow
1909 -
Career position - Agent-General for Tasmania
1911
Award - Knighted
1915 - c. 1919
Career position - Major and Medical Officer in charge of the Australian Auxiliary Hospital in London
c. 1918
Award - Belgian Order of the Crown received
1919
Award - Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Benett, Scott, 'McCall, Sir John (1860-1919), Medical Practitioner, Politician and Agent General', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 208-209. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100202b.htm. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.