Nathaniel Crichlow Trinidad and Tobago Solomon Islands

Biography of Nathaniel Crichlow

Nathaniel Crichlow
Nathaniel Crichlow

Nathaniel Crichlow graduated MB ChB in 1913. He was born at Port Of Spain, Trinidad in the West Indies (now Trinidad and Tobago), son of Thomas, a merchant. His brother, Charles Adolphus, graduated MBChB in 1907.

Crichlow enrolled at the University in 1908 and throughout his studies, he was awarded a total of four First Class and twelve Second Class Certificates.

Upon graduation Crichlow joined the Colonial Medical Service and was sent to the Solomon Islands, where he worked for thirty years, and was awarded MBE in 1946 in recognition of his services there. He was also elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1921 and that year published A brief of medical guide for the layman on the recognition, treatment and prevention of the common diseases of the Solomon Islands.

In 1942, he was evacuated as a consequence of the Second World War. Crichlow returned to Trinidad where he was appointed port health officer at Piarco Airport.

He died on 5 August 1968 in Trinidad.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • College Courant, 41, 1968, p.54
  • R3/1/1 Registers of dates of birth of graduates Vol 3
  • SEN10/51 Univerity Calendar 1909-10, p.548, 550
  • SEN10/52 Univerity Calendar 1910-11, p.545, 546, 548
  • SEN10/53 Univerity Calendar 1911-12, p.574
  • SEN10/54 Univerity Calendar 1912-13, p.591, 592, 593, 594
  • SEN10/55 Univerity Calendar 1913-14, p.569, 570, 571
  • SEN10/56 Univerity Calendar 1914-15, p.580


Nathaniel Crichlow
Born 25 January 1889.
Died 5 August 1968.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1913; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 3)
English snippet: Medical Graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1913
Record last updated: 29th Oct 2013

Country Associations

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Port-Of-Spain
Place of Birth

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad, TUNAPUNA
Place of Death

Solomon Islands Solomon Islands, No Region

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