Keith Jones (surgeon)

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Sir Keith Stephen Jones FRCS (7 July 1911 – 2 March 2012)[1] was an Australian medical practitioner and surgeon. He was a national president of the Australian Medical Association and was chief medical officer of the New South Wales State Emergency Service.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Narrandera, New South Wales, and attended Newington College (1924–1927).[3] In 1928, he went up to the University of Sydney as a resident of Wesley College and graduated in medicine in 1933.[4]

Army service[edit]

Jones served in the Australian Army Medical Corps during World War II. His brother, Gordon Jones, had also studied medicine and was serving in the AAMC when he was killed on the AHS Centaur.[5]

Medical career[edit]


  • Chairman, Manly Regional Art Gallery
  • College Councillor, Newington College (1951–1970)
  • President, Old Newingtonians' Union (1962–1963)[6]
  • Member, NSW Medical Board (1971–1981)
  • President Australian Medical Association (1973–1976)
  • National President, Australian Medical Association (1973–1976)
  • Member, Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (1972–1993)

Fellowships and honours[edit]


  • One Man's Story (2004)


Jones died on 2 March 2012, aged 100.[1]


  1. ^ a b Keith Jones' obituary
  2. ^ Who's Who in Australia 2007, Melbourne, 2007, p. 1114
  3. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp102
  4. ^ Alumni Sydnensis
  5. ^ SMH - Brothers torn apart by 'barbarous' act
  6. ^ Newington Across the Years, A History of Newington College 1863 - 1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 347
  7. ^ It's an Honour