STORIES OF OUR FAMILIES
To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.
George Robert Gomez
Trinidad school years
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List of successful First Class Honours students in college. George received distinctions in English, Latin and Mathematics.
George is at the top of the College.
Past students who served. George Gomez is seen top centre.
Private Gomez - India
(4th left) Go to his Letters from India
Chief Medical Officer - St. Kitts & Nevis
Dr. Gomez, the surgeon
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Now a heritage site, this is where Dr. George Gomez worked as Chief Medical Officer, Nevis.
Dr. Gomez salary: 375 pounds, travel allowance 30 pounds, position of Medical Officer District 3, appointed 5/3/29. Date first appointed to Colonial Government 21/12/24. Authority to conduct private practice.
The Boy Scout Association of Nevis's condolence card, dated the day of the funeral, 8 September, 1931. The doctor had died at 2.45pm the previous day. He was buried in the morning, less than a day later. At 8am that morning, arriving on the 'St. Ursula' from Nevis, were numerous mourners including the Scouts of the Ist Nevis Troop. George was the Assistant Scout Commissioner and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts Local Association.
The St. Kitts-Nevis Daily Bulletin
The doctor's flower-covered grave, Springfield Cemetery, next to the Cunningham Hospital, Basseterre, St Kitts. The cemetery had not been long opened, hence the desolate appearance.
By this time, Jessie Gomez had returned to Scotland with her three young children.
The St. Kitts-Nevis Daily Bulletin Message from Dr. Gomez' widow, Jessie.
The Gomez children circa 1935, after they had left Nevis and settled in Scotland with their mother, after the death of their father in 1931.