Drissa McQuarr Yilla Sierra Leone

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.


Archival Materials

  • University of Glasgow Archives Overseas Database


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

Country Associations

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, Freetown, Kambia
Place of Birth

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Graduate