Robert William McGregor Boswell
BOSWELL, ROBERT WILLIAM McGREGOR (1911-1976), scientist and public servant, was born on 30 September 1911 at North Carlton, Melbourne, only son of Robert Boswell, driver, and his wife Belinda, née Hoey, both Victorian born. Educated at University High School, young Boswell joined the Victorian Department of Public Instruction as a teacher and studied part time at the University of Melbourne (B.Sc., 1933; M.Sc., 1935); he gained a Blue for lacrosse and became a research scholar. Under the guidance of Professor T. H. Laby, Boswell and three colleagues used radio direction-finding to trace the movements of thunderstorms associated with cold fronts crossing southern Australia. For his work he was awarded a Fred Knight scholarship. From February 1935 he continued his investigations on behalf of the radio research board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
Entering the Postmaster-General's Department in May 1936, Boswell was granted leave in ...Read more at the source website