Thomas Falkner Fleetwood, M.D.

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Thomas Falkner Fleetwood, M.D.

Birthplace: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death: March 09, 1930 (82)
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Falkner Fleetwood and Eliza Anne Fleetwood (Hardy)
Husband of Susanna Fleetwood (Rutledge)
Father of Thomas Falkner Fleetwood; Charles Rupert Fleetwood; Ruby Eliza Fleetwood; Sybil Mary Fleetwood and Henrietta Pearl Fleetwood
Brother of Rev. Charles Henry Hardy Fleetwood; William John Fleetwood, M.D.; Mary Ford (Fleetwood); Sibella Fleetwood; Henrietta Elizabeth Fleetwood and 1 other

Occupation: Medical doctor
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About Thomas Falkner Fleetwood, M.D.

Source for inscription on memorial window for Thomas Faulkner Fleetwood, MD FROM THE COLLECTION OF Christ Church Anglican Parish of Warrnambool, Warrnambool Victoria:

From Sir Edmund Thomas Bewley, "The Irish Branch of the Fleetwood Family," p. 238: Thomas Falkner Fleetwood, of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Sch. Trin. Coll. Dub. , 1868; B.A. 1870; M.B. 1872; FRCSI; b. 29 Oct 1847. Fleetwood Court: Description -- An East Warrnambool court located on the north side of Wanstead Street. The area was subdivided by the Housing Commission; Year Road Became a Public Road: 1977

History of Street Name: Named after Dr. Thomas Falkner Fleetwood (1848-1930). Born in Dublin, he came to Australia in 1874 and to Warrnambool in 1875. He held the office of Health Officer for the Warrnambool Port and for the Shire of Warrnambool. In 1906 he retired from practice & left Warrnambool. He returned to Warrnambool in 1920 where he died ten years later. His residence, known as "Ierne", stands on the corner of Spence and Kepler Streets. A grandson was Ian Officer who has Officer Court named after him.

There are two windows to his memory in Warrnambool's Anglican Church inscribed with "In loving memory of Thomas Falkner Fleetwood, M.D.T.C.D. born in Bannaher, Ireland, 1848: Entered into rest March 9th 1930. He conscrated all his powers of mind and body to the Glory of God, the healing and welfare of his fellow-men and the extension of the Kingdom of Christ "In thy Light shall we see Light." This Window was erected by his Wife and Children.'


'To the glory of God and in loving and grateful memory of Thomas Falkner Fleetwood, M.D: a learned scholar: a wise and skilful Doctor: above all, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, for Whom he worked, with Whom he suffered, in Whom he lives.'

His wife Susan Rutledge was the daughter of William Rutledge a western district pioneer and she also has a window to her memory in Warrnambool's Anglican church. This window's inscription is

'To the Glory of God, and in loving memory of Susan, daughter of William and Eliza Rutledge of Farnham Park Dennington, and wife of Thomas Falkner Fleetwood born at Port Fairy, July 9th 1848, Entered into rest April 18th 1932. By her devoted affection to her family and friends, and her generous help to all who were in need and distress she won the love and gratitude of many. "Then are they glad because they are at rest, and so He bringeth them into the haven where they would be." This window is erected by her Son and Daughter.'

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Thomas Falkner Fleetwood, M.D.'s Timeline

October 29, 1847
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Age 29
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Age 30
Age 33
Age 35
Age 38
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
March 9, 1930
Age 82
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia