- Camperdown, Victoria, Australia
- Welfare worker
- Alternative Names
- Curdie, Frances (maiden name, - 4 May 1904)
Frances Desailly was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8 June 1939 for her services to charities. The daughter of an early pioneer of Victoria, Dr Daniel Curdie, she married Dr Julian Gilbert Desailly on 4 May 1904 and had one daughter. A member of a number of welfare societies, she was president of the Ladies' Benevolent Society and vice-president of the Girls' Employment Movement. Awarded life membership of the Camperdown Red Cross, Camperdown Mothers' Club and the District Hospital Auxiliary, she was also a member of the Charles Dickens Society and the Alexandra Club.
Sources used to compile this entry: Alexander, Joseph A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia, 1941, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 748 pp.