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Robert Reynolds Macintosh



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Reynolds AWMM
  • Surname
    Macintosh AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rewi AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 October 1897 Plarr's TimaruCanterbury Plarr's
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 1915 Derby
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    1917 AWMM
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Born Rewi Rawhiti Macintosh, he was the younger son of Charles Nicholson, newspaper editor and at one time mayor of Timaru, and Lydia Beatrice (née Thompson) Macintosh. Timaru-born Sir Robert Reynolds Macintosh was eduacted at Waitaki Boys' High School before serving as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. He later qualified from Guy's Hospital, London, and became a a partner in a private anaesthetic practice in London. He later practiced in the Spanish Civil War on the Nationalist side, though his motivation was primarily humanitarian. In the Second World War he served as an adviser to both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, running training courses and furthering research in a number of areas. He also sdeveloped the laryngoscope blade during the war. Source: Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online.

    Served as an adviser in anaesthetics to both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy during WWII. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 August 1989 Plarr's
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