George Watt Fairfull Smith Bolivia, Plurinational State of Scotland Myanmar

Biography of George Watt Fairfull Smith

George Watt Fairfull Smith was born in Chocaya, in the Potosí department of Bolivia, son of John, a mines manager. He followed his two brothers, John Fairfull and Edward Turner, enrolling at the University of Glasgow in 1947 to study for the Licence in Dental Surgery.

Before enrolling at the University, Smith served during the Second World War, first as Captain of the 10th Highland Light Infantry (Regiment of Glasgow) attached to 3rd Battalion of the 6th Gurkha Rifles in Burma. He was awarded the Military Cross on 26 April 1945.

After graduation, Smith worked as a general practitioner for the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School and University of Glasgow. In 1981, Smith was made MBE for his services to children at the Hansel Handicapped Village of which he was a director.


George Watt Fairfull Smith
Born 19 January 1920.
Died 6 August 1984.
GU Degree: LDS, 1950; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: dentists
English snippet: Medical student at the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 1st May 2015

Country Associations

Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Potosí
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Death

Myanmar Myanmar, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Graduate