Major Herbert Samuel Gavourin
MBE (1959) MB BS (Lond 1946) DObstRCOG (1951) MRCOG (1955) FRCOG (1965)
20 Feb 1921 [London] – 27 Dec 1983 [Plymouth]
9 Feb 1947 Emergency Commission Lieutenant RAMC.
30 June 1947 Short Service Commission Lieutenant RAMC.
9 Feb 1948 Captain RAMC.
1948–1950 Served in Gibraltar.
13 June 1951 Permanent Regular Army Commission Captain RAMC.
1953–1954 Served at the Cambridge Military Hospital Aldershot.
1953 Junior Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
1954–1955 Served at the Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital Aldershot.
1954 Senior Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
9 Feb 1955 Major RAMC.
1955 Served at the David Bruce Military Hospital Mtarfa.
1956 Served at the David Bruce Military Hospital Mtarfa.
1957 Served at the David Bruce Military Hospital Mtarfa.
1958 Served at the David Bruce Military Hospital Mtarfa. Left Malta Dec 1958.
1 Jan 1959 Appointed an Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
1959–1963 Served at the Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital Aldershot.
9 Feb 1962 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.
1963 Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
1963–1966 Served at the British Military Hospital Rinteln.
1966 Served at the British Military Hospital Singapore.
1970–1975 Consultant Advisor in obstetrics and gynaecology to the Ministry of Defence with the rank of Brigadier. Was responsible for the army's obstetrics and gynaecological services world wide.
Commandant and Postgraduate Dean at the Royal Army Medical College Millbank.
1977 Retired with the rank of Major-General.
27 Dec 1983 Died at Plymouth after a long illness.
- Entry No: 1882. Drew R. 1968. Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army 1690—1960. Vol. II. Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898–1960, London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- Obituary, Br Med J (1984), 288: 798 (Published 10 March 1984).