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Name: DOWDESWELL, Roland Melville (Dr.)

Birth Date: 23 Oct 1901 Kurseong, Bengal

Death Date: 31 May 1956 Bulawayo, S. Rhodesia

First Date: 1930

Profession: Asst. Pathologist, Lab. Division, Medical Dept., Kenya in 1939, appointed 1935. Originally Prob. Medical Officer 1930

Area: Nairobi

Married: 1941 Sheila Marguerite Paterson b. 24 Apr 1915 Hendon, d. 18 Mar 2008 Marion, Indiana, USA (also m. Robert Henry Evans 1919-2001)

Children: Ian Robert Graham (9 May 1941 Nairobi-19 Feb 2023); Roger Roland (16 Feb 1944); Colin (12 May 1955 London)

Book Reference: Staff 39, Colonial, Dominion

School: St. Paul's School and Camb. (schol) MA, BCH (Cantab), MRCS (Eng), LRCP (Lond)

General Information:

Dominion - Medical Officer - 1930
Colonial - Asst. Dir. laboratory service 1948
Career: MO Kenya (1930-37); Bacteriologist Kenya (1937-48); Deputy Director Laboratory Services Kenya (1948-50); Professor of Biology, University of Beirut (1950-55); Director of Laboratories El Calioub Public Health Demonstration Project Egypt (1955-56) 
His sons Roland and Colin were professional tennis players (see Wikipedia)

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