Bertram Fowler Hussey

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Bertram Fowler Hussey
(c.1874 (Perth) – 1929 (Toodyay))
Birth: , Perth
Parents: F.L. Hussey
Siblings: Bertram Fowler Hussey
    c.1874 (Perth) – 1929 (Toodyay)
Partners: Edna May Hussey (née Wesche)
    – 1950-09-17
Children: Bertram Frank Hussey
Lesley Young (née Hussey)
Keywords: H.M. Wilson Archives
Wikitree: Hussey-2510
FamilySearch: KHW4-7NZ

Degree from Edinburgh University.[1] Died 17 January 1929, aged 55.[2]

Toodyay Herald, 25 January 1929:[3]

Dr. Bertram Hussey.

Quite a gloom passed over the town on Thursday afternoon last when it became known that Dr. Bertram Fowler Hussey had passed away at Fermoy Hospital, Northam. For some time Dr. Hussey had been in indifferent health, and was conveyed to the Northam Hospital a week prior to his death.

The deceased was born in Perth 55 years ago, being a son of the late Mr. F. L. Hussey, one of the earliest settlers in the State. He received his secondary education at Perth High School and, gaining a scholarship, proceeded to London to study medicine. He took his degrees from St. Mary's Hospital, London, and for a number of years he practiced in that city, returning to this State in 1902. During the first six months following his arrival he relieved Dr. Hope at the Fremantle goal, and was later in partnership with Dr. Hodge at Claremont. He next followed his profession in Menzies and arrived in Toodyay 17 years ago. From here he enlisted and for several years was abroad as a member of the Australian Medical Corps. In 1895 he married Miss May Wesche, of London, and a grown-up family of two daughters and one son survive their father. Mrs Hussey left Australia about seven weeks ago for holiday in England and the continent. She is at present in Paris.

During his residence in Toodyay the doctor made many firm friends, his keen sense of humor, and ready fund of anecdotes making his company eagerly sought.

The funeral took place on the afternoon of January 18, and was one of the largest ever in Toodyay, all the local public bodies, clubs and associations being represented. A short service was conducted at St. Stephen's Church by the Rev. E. Saunders, after which the cortege proceeded to Nardie cemetery, the Rev. Saunders officiating. At the cemetery, the remains were carried through a guard of honor consisting of South African and Great War veterans. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. J. W. Purslowe & Sons, of Northam.

Sunday Times (Perth) 27 January 1929:[4]

Died at Northam last week. Dr Bertram Hussey, who has occupied the Old Residency at Toodyay since he was appointed Government Medical Officer a matter of fifteen or so years ago. The untimely death of a very popular surgeon of great talent is regretted by a large district. At 55 years of age, and a man in his prime he contracted appendicitis upon which peritonitis supervened before he could receive relief. He was born in Western Australia, served during the scrap and had made up bis mind to devote the rest of his days to the quiet life of a country doctor. His son has made a distinguished name at Duntroon Military College and a daughter is in New Zealand in the teaching profession, having acquired several scholarly letters to her name.

May died on in 1950.[5]


  1. COUNTRY NEWS. (1929, January 23). The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), p. 18. Retrieved March 2, 2022, from
  2. Family Notices (1929, January 24). Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), p. 34. Retrieved March 2, 2022, from
  3. Obituary. (1929, January 25). Toodyay Herald (WA : 1912 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved March 2, 2022, from
  4. "MARBLE MILES." Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) 27 January 1929: 2 (Second Section). Web. 2 Mar 2022 <>.
  5. "Family Notices", The West Australian 19 September 1950, p.26.