Brig. Dr Neil Hamilton FAIRLEY, ,Physician and Medical Scientist. KBE, CStJ, FRACP, FRCP, FRCPE, FRS

Male 1891 - 1966  (74 years)


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  • Name Neil Hamilton FAIRLEY 
    Prefix Brig. Dr 
    Suffix ,Physician and Medical Scientist. KBE, CStJ, FRACP, FRCP, FRCPE, FRS 
    Born 15 Jul 1891  Inglewood, Victoria , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Sat 18 Jul 1891
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Apr 1966  The Grove, Sonning, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried the graveyard of St Andrew's Church, Sonning Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27796  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2016 

    Father James FAIRLEY, ,Bank Manager,of Wangaratta,Victoria,Australia,   b. 1856,   d. 29 Aug 1934, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Margaret Louisa JONES,   b. 1862, Creswick, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1938, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1886  Creswick, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wed 20 Oct 1886
      "FAIRLEY - JONES.On the 14th inst., by the Rev. C.Robinson, at St. Andrew's Church, Creswick, James Fairley, of Wangaratta, youngest surviving son of the late Wm. Fairley, to Margaret Louisa, fifth surviving daughter of the late Wm. Llewellyn Jones,of Creswick."
    Family ID F1919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Violet May PHILLIPS, ,of Vinedale,Mount Morgan,Queensland,Australia,   b. 1893,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Feb 1919  the Garrison Church, Abbassia, Cairo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref: The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1929) Sat 8 Feb 1919(Engagement)

      Ref:Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Saturday 26 April 1919 p 1 Family Notices

      "FAIRLEY-PHILLIPS.On February 12th,at the Garrison Church, Cairo, Sister Violet M. Phillips, daughter of Mrs.E. Hanson, "Vinedale" Mount Morgan,to Doctor Neil Hamilton Fairley, of Melbourne, both late of the A.I.F."

      Ref:
      Divorce Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 29 November 1924 p 10 Article
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F9367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Evelyn GREAVES,   d. 1998, Wokingham, Berkshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Oct 1925  Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Two children
    Children 
     1. Dr. James Hamilton FAIRLEY
     2. Dr. Gordon Hamilton FAIRLEY, ,Oncologist and leukemia researcher,   b. 20 Apr 1930, Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1975, Kensington, Greater London, London, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F9368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ref:Frank Fenner, 'Fairley, Sir Neil Hamilton (1891-1966)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University

      Neil was a physician, medical scientist, and army officer; who was instrumental in saving thousands of Allied lives from malaria and other diseases.

      A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Fairley joined the Australian Army Medical Corp, with the rank of Captain ,on 1 August 1915 and was posted to Royal Melbourne Hospital as a resident medical officer. On 24th August ,1916,in Melbourne, he enlisted in the A.I.F,and embarked for The Suez on 5th Sept,1916,arriving 7th October 1916 ,marching into the 14th A.F.H.(Ref:AWM Service Records).

      While with the 14th General Hospital in Cairo, he investigated schistosomiasis (then known as bilharzia) and developed tests and treatments for the disease. In the inter-war period he became renowned as an expert on tropical medicine.He also investigated an epidemic of meningitis that was occurring in Army camps in Australia.


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