Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Lady Templer

In 1926 Gerald Templer married Edith Margery Davie; they had a daughter and a son. She was known as Lady Templer.

Family photo of Lady Templer (below).

Lady Templer with daughter Jane (18) and son Miles (6), 1944.

Duke of York's Military School Grand Day 1950 (pic below).
Lady Templer is seated in front row, 6th from left

In Malaya, the Lady Templer Tuberculosis Hospital was built in 1952 and was named in her honour. In 1952, Dr Mustapha bin Osman (an early Malay doctor) became the Governor of the new Lady Templer Tuberculosis Hospital in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. [TEMD Research]

The Duchess of Kent in October 1952 was Princess Marina of Greece and  Denmark.
More pictures of Duchess of Kent

The Lady Templer Tuberculosis Hospital was closed down for other development.

71. Privatisation of Lady Templer Hospital site (Jiwa Unik Sdn Bhd - Tan Sri Halim Saad, Bidari Tan Sri Mohamed, Tan Sri Teong Teck Leng).

Dr Che Lah was an early Malay doctor. He served as the State Medical and Health Officer (SMHO) in Malacca in 1953. In 1953, Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos accompanied Lady Templer when she visited the Malacca General Hospital. [TEMD Research]

Lady Templer at left. Photo from Tulip bt Che Lah. [TEMD Research]
[TEMD Research]
Lady Templer also initiated aid for the deaf (Kenya or India photo below).