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Biographical entry Mathison, Gordon Clunes McKay (1883 - 1915)

10 August 1883
Stanley, Victoria, Australia
18 May 1915
Alexandria, Egypt


Gordon Mathison was appointed to become the first Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research but died due to wounds sustained in World War One before commencing the role. Gordon Mathison was born in Stanley, Northern Victoria and studied medicine at The University of Melbourne before completing his Doctor of Science in London England at University College. In 1913 he became the sub-director of the Clinical Pathology Laboratories at the Melbourne Hospital. In 1914 he became a Field Ambulance Captain in the Australian Imperial Forces 2nd Field Ambulance. The position of Director for the forthcoming Walter and Eliza Hall Institute was offered to Gordon Mathison via letter in 1915, unfortunately he died before he received it.

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The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Gordon Clunes McKay Mathison - Records, 1908 - 1909; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.