Burial register ID: 438
Surname: BEGG
First name: JOHN
Middle names: CAMPBELL
Gender: Male
Age: 88 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 08-Nov-1965
Date of burial: 11-Nov-1965

Block: 39
Plot: 6

Bio contributor: Susan Richardson

John Campbell Begg (1876-1965)

John was the son of Alexander Campbell Begg and Katharine Clarke. He was educated at Otago Boys High School and Otago University, where he studied physics and philosophy. He farmed in Australia for a period, before farming Wyndham Station with his brother James. In 1905 he married Agnes Garden; they had three sons and one daughter.

He served in World War I in Britain and France and then shifted to Dunedin with his family. He became interested in astronomy, and was largely responsible for establishing the Observatory in Dunedin, donating its first telescope. He travelled widely, giving and publishing papers on his ideas. He died in Dunedin on 8 November 1965.


Southern People: A Dictionary of Otago Southland Biography

There are 6 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BEGG ALEXANDER C 67 Years 13-Oct-1907 15-Oct-1907
BEGG ANNIE MARIA 5 Years 29-Mar-1880 31-Mar-1880
BEGG ELIZABETH 2 Years 15-Oct-1880 16-Oct-1880
BEGG JOHN CAMPBELL 88 Years 08-Nov-1965 11-Nov-1965
BEGG KATHERINE 91 Years 02-Jun-1935 05-Jun-1935
BEGG KATHERINE 88 Years 29-Mar-1957 01-Apr-1957