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Biographical entry Rees, Neville Clark (1922 - 2003)

MRCS 1945; FRCS 1954; MB BS London 1945; LRCP 1945.

20 February 1922
Gorseinon, UK
8 November 2003
General surgeon


Neville Rees was a former medical director of Saudi Medicare and a medical superintendent in Perth, Australia. He was born in Gorseinon, near Swansea, on 20 February 1922, the son of David Cyril Rees, a steel worker, and Olwen Elizabeth née Clark. From Gowerton Boys Grammar School he went to the London Hospital, where he won the surgical dressers’ prize and became house surgeon to Alan Perry, Sir Henry Soutar and Clive Butler.

He joined the RAMC, in which he was to spend the next 13 and a half years. On retiring as a lieutenant colonel, he went to Saudi Arabia as medical director of Saudi Medicare. He then went on to Australia as medical superintendent of the Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, finally retiring to Newbury.

Neville was a delightful companion and had a keen interest in sailing and golf. He married June, the daughter of Major General Hartgill, the distinguished Anzac surgeon. They had two sons and two daughters. Neville died on 8 November 2003.

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