Henry Truman Kelsall

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Henry Truman Kelsall
Parents: Surgeon-Major Kelsall
Siblings: Henry Truman Kelsall
Partners: Blanche Edith Kelsall (née Leake)
    27 September 1866 – 5 May 1950
Permalink: archives.org.au/HTK
MyHeritage: 1500075

Died and buried at Karrakatta.[1][2][3]

The Sunday Times, Perth, :[2]


The remains of Dr. H. T. Kelsall, president of the Medical Board of W.A., were interred in the Church of England cemetery, Karrakatta, on Friday. Death took place at his residence, Buckland Hill, on Thursday night. The deceased was born in India on June 4, 1865, and he was a son of Surgeon-Major Kelsall. He came to Western Australia in 1890, resigning a position of surgeon in the Royal Navy.

Dr. Kelsall practised first in Roebourne and later in Perth, where he was an honorary ophthalmic surgeon to the Perth Hospital for many years. He was a member of the first Board of Management. Dr. Kelsall had many public offices in various institutions and retired in 1917 from public life and lived in the Moora district, being interested in stockbreeding. The late medico was a popular and keen sports man, having been associated with many sports. In 1892 he married Miss Blanche Edith Leake, daughter of the late Judge Leake. Mrs. Kelsall, two sons and two daughters survive him.


  1. Karrakatta cemetery index. Anglican section ZB, grave 163. https://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00045680
  2. 2.0 2.1 DEATH OF DR. KELSALL (1932, May 22). Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954), p. 2 (First Section). Retrieved July 6, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58663752
  3. https://www.geni.com/people/Henry-Kelsall/6000000018371673012

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