Drissa McQuarr Yilla

Biography of Drissa McQuarr Yilla

Drissa McQuarr Yilla, MBChB 1957
Drissa McQuarr Yilla, MBChB 1957

Drissa McQuarr Yilla graduated MB ChB from the University in 1957. He was born in Kambia, Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 1926, to Lamin Kindo, a farmer. Yilla matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1951, enrolling in classes in Zoology, Physics, Botany, and Chemistry. Upon graduating from the University of Glasgow, Yilla moved back to his hometown of Kambia, Sierra Leone, to practice Medicine, later moving to Bo, in the Southern Province. Yilla became an influential public servant, politician and entrepreneur. He married Serah Helen Faser and together they had four children, Drissa Jnr, Sadia, Mamadi and Serah.


Drissa McQuarr Yilla
Born 30 December 1926.
Died 16 January 1988.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1957; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
Occupation categories: physicians; surgeons
Record last updated: 31st Oct 2018

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Posted by Mamadi Yilla at 9:14:44 on 30 April 2014

I googled my Father and found this. What an honor to see him reflected as a young man who attended the University. He went on to be a great public service and an unforgettable force of nature. Mamadi Yilla, Proud Daughter