Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameNoel Hamish GILFILLAN, 2531
Birth1902, Johannesburg
EducationJeppe Boys', Hilton College and the University of Cape Town
FatherDouglas Flemmer GILFILLAN , 2635 (1865-1948)
MotherSophia Magdalena DE JONGH , 2636 (-1939)
Birth1905, Capetown
EducationSt Cyprian's School and the University of Cape Town
FatherDr Frank MORRIS , 2630
MotherEmily , 2631
Marriage1928, Capetown
ChildrenBrian Mayo , 2526 (1930-1984)
 Graeme Douglas , 2632 (1931-)
 Robin Francis , 2633 (1934-2001)
Notes for Noel Hamish GILFILLAN

After completing his law degree, he was recommended for a position as private secretary to Sir Ernest OPPENHEIMER and spent two years at Anglo American, before setting up a legal firm with Thomas KINNA. In 1913, the family lived at 30 Bolton Road, Parkwood. During World War I, Noel served in the South African Air Force. In 1936 he joined his father's practise as a junior partner. Here one of his clients was De Havilland and Noel became an expert in aviation law.

When war broke out in 1939, Noel joined the Imperial Light Horse but was later transferred to the South African Air Force. In 1941 he was sent up North, with the rank of Captain. In 1943, he was allowed to leave the SAAF due to ill-health and returned to Bowman Gilfillan. In March 1946 the family moved to a new home, Littlefillan, a 75-acre farm. Here Marjorie built up a Jersey herd. Noel served on the governing board of Hilton College, was president of the Wildlife Society, and the 1820 Settler Association. He later bought a farm in Dullstroom which he called Elgin, and turned it into a trout farm. In 1967 he retired from Bowman Gilfillan. He died in 1977.
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