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Biographical entry Lilley, Charles Mitford (1890 - 1955)

28 January 1890
Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
16 April 1955
Windsor, Queensland, Australia


Charles Lilley was one of Australia's top general surgeons during the 1900s and an expert in thyroid surgery. He worked at the Brisbane Hospital for over thirty-five years and became a consultant general surgeon in Wickham Terrace. He also worked as an Honorary Surgeon for the Anglican nuns and was devoted to his patients and profession.



Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
c. 1915 - c. 1917
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at Brisbane Hospital
Career position - Acting Medical Superintendent at Brisbane Hospital (brief posting)
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Ireland)
1918 - c. 1919
Career position - Captain with the Australian Imperial Force in the 2nd Field Ambulance in France and with other units
c. 1919 - ?
Career position - General Practitioner in Bardon, Queensland
1920 - c. 1954
Career position - General Consultant at the Brisbane Hospital

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Leggett, C. A. C., 'Lilley, Charles Mitford (1890-1955), Medical Practitioner', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 100-101. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.