John Watson Cowie, Geologist (1919-2012)
born 17 September 1919, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
died 25 January 2012, Bristol

circa 1970

Bio Summary
Wootton Bassett, Wilts. 2nd child of Richard COWIE & Annie WATSON 1919
Rugby, Warks. (after father's death) apprentice at British Thomson-Houston (BTH) c1937
Trinidad, Indian Ocean,
Ceylon, Britain
Lieutenant, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as Air Observer / Navigator 1941-46
Arbory, Isle of Man married June CAIN 1946
University of Bristol Undergraduate studies 1946-49
East & North-West Greenland fieldwork for doctoral thesis (several seasons) 1950
University of Bristol awarded Ph.D.; appointed lecturer in Geology Department 1953
Edinburgh awarded Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Bruce Medal 1956
Siberia, China, Brazil,
Canada etc.
field trips with UNESCO geological working group 1970s
--- retired from academic life 1994
(2 children: Ian, Andrew)