Edward Edinborough Chamberlain

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Edward Edinborough Chamberlain
Born (1906-07-05)5 July 1906
Masterton, New Zealand
Died 2 April 1993(1993-04-02) (aged 86)
Residence New Zealand
Alma mater Victoria University of Wellington
Known for plant pathology, plant viruses
Spouse(s) Geraldine Baylis (m. 1941)
Awards Hector Medal (1960)
Scientific career
Institutions Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

Edward Edinborough Chamberlain (5 July 1906 – 2 April 1993) was a New Zealand plant pathologist.

Biography[edit]

Born in Masterton in 1906,[1] Chamberlain completed his MSc at Victoria University College with a thesis entitled An investigation of the nature of p-azophenol,[2] graduating in 1929.[3] He was awarded a DSc by the same institution in 1939.[3] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1959,[4] and the following year he was awarded the society's Hector Medal, the highest award in New Zealand science.[5]

In World War II, Chamberlain was called up for the New Zealand Artillery in September 1940,[6] and embarked as a sergeant with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in mid-1941.[7] He saw four years active service in the Middle East and Italy and was commissioned while overseas.[1]

Chamberlain's engagement to Geraldine Baylis was announced a few days after he was drafted,[8] and the couple were married on 12 February 1941 at King's College chapel in Otahuhu.[9] He died on 2 April 1993 and was buried at Purewa Cemetery in Meadowbank, Auckland.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Descendancy chart for Thomas & Susannah (Bull) Chamberlain" (PDF). Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Catalogue - Holdings Information". Victoria.lconz.ac.nz. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "NZ university graduates 1870–1961: Ca-Cl". Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Academy: A–C". Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hector Medal". Royal Society of New Zealand. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Called up: fourth draft". Auckland Star. 21 September 1940. p. 11. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Nominal roll no. 4: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (embarkations from 1st April, 1941, to 30th June, 1941). Wellington. 1941. p. 62. 
  8. ^ "Engagements". New Zealand Herald. 25 September 1940. p. 16. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chapel wedding: Chamberlain–Baylis". New Zealand Herald. 13 February 1941. p. 3. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Burial & cremation details". Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Plant virus diseases in New Zealand (Book, 1954)". [WorldCat.org]. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tomato streak (Microform, 1947)". [WorldCat.org]. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Certification of therapeutants and plant hormones (Book, 1959)". [WorldCat.org]. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Cross-protection between strains of apple mosaic virus (Book, 1964)". [WorldCat.org]. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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