Rose, Dr John Richard

Medical missionary in China, born at Sandwich. He studied medicine at Queen's College, Cambridge and sailed for China in 1932. He served in the hospital at Fatshan and was interned by the Japanese. Returning home after release, he went back to China in 1946 and served there until 1951. He was then appointed to Africa, where he helped build up the Nixon Memorial Hospital in Sierra Leone. In 1958 he returned to Britain and became a GP. He wrote A Church Born to Suffer (1951), 'Kwashiorkor' in SE Sierra Leone (1956) and an autobiography Traveller's Joy (1991). He died at Brampton, Cumbria on 6 November 1998.

  • Methodist Recorder, 27 Dec 1998