The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 6 (September 1, 1936)
Lovelock was born at Reefton on January 5, 1910. His primary school days were served at Temuka and Fairlie. At the age of 12 years he was dux of the Fairlie School and had his science notebook selected for representation at the Wembley Exhibition, when a pupil at Fairlie High School.
Throughout his scholastic career, it is noticed that he has been outstanding in sport, but—and more important —outstanding, too, in the field of learning.
At that great sporting cradle, Timaru Boys’ High School, where he represented his school at football, cricket, athletics, boxing, tennis, swimming. fives and gymnastics, Lovelock passed his various examinations including Solicitors’ General Knowledge and Medical Preliminary.
In 1927, he was placed third for New Zealand on the credit list for University, his career has been one of success, hard-earned. Success on the track 1928, he was dux of the Timaru Boys’ High School and won a New Zealand University National Scholarship.
From Timarti Boys’ High School, to Otago University, to Oxford University, his career has been one of success hard earned. Success on the track and success in his chosen sphere—the medical profession—and success made more meritorious because of his unchanged outlook and level-headedness.
Lovelock has gone a long way as an athlete; some say that it is impossible for any mortal man to do better, but his greatest success may be in the medical world. Men capable of expressing opinions have made no secret that Lovelock is destined to be known as a great figure in circles outside the sporting fields. And New Zealand will wish him well.