My great grandfather Trent de Crespigny (1882 – 1952) was a doctor. He studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating with first-class honours in 1903. His first position was on the staff of the Melbourne Hospital.
Three years later, in 1906, he married Beatrix Hughes, daughter of E. W. Hughes, manager of the Bank of Victoria in Beaufort, about a hundred miles west of Melbourne. By then Trent de Crespigny had gone into private practice in Glenthompson, a small settlement about sixty miles further west, near the southern end of the Grampians.
Trent and Beatrix de Crespigny’s first child, my grandfather Geoff, was born in Glenthompson on 16 June 1907.
Towards the end of 1907 Trent de Crespigny sold his Glenthompson practice and moved back to Melbourne, where he established himself in Fitzroy. In addition to this local practice, de Crespigny worked as Health Officer of the Fitzroy Council, and he became an honorary physician at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
In 1909 he moved from Melbourne to Adelaide in South Australia to take up an appointment as Superintendent of Adelaide Hospital.
- Wednesday Wedding : 11 September 1906 de Crespigny and Hughes
- B is for Beatrix
- Remembering my paternal grandfather on his birthday
- Miniature portrait of Geoff de Crespigny by Olive A Chatfield
- A miniature note
- Deckchairs on the Mooltan
- No 3 AGH (Australian General Hospital) Lemnos Christmas Day
- R is for No. 1 Australian General Hospital at Rouen
- U is for Unibic biscuit tin
Entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography