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D.S.O., M.C. and Bar, M.B., Ch.M.; Captain, A.A.M.C., A.I.F., France. Enlisting 6th September, 1916, and sailing n th November, was Acting R.M.O. 2nd Training Battn. in England from 24th February, 1917. Crossing to France 4th April, joined 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, being in charge of bearers at Polygon Wood 20th September and R.M.O. 8th Battn. from 29th at Passchendaele, where slightly wounded 28th October, and Westhoek Wood. Becoming R.M.O. 1st Battn. 30th December, was wounded in Messines sector 18th February, 1918, and gassed 14th March, when evacuated to Brook War Hospital, England. Returning to France in June, was R.M.O. 8th Battn. from 21st, serving till demobilisation. Awarded D.S.O.* for work at St. Denis and St. Martha's Wood, near Chuignes, 28th August, 1918, and M.C. and Bar for work at Broodseinde Ridge in October, 1917, and Mentioned in Despatches. Hon. Secretary, Undergraduates' Association, 1915. Early education at St. Joseph's College. * He was always in the hottest part of the line dressing wounded and organising stretcher bearers. Realising that a regimental aid post could not cope with the casualties, he dressed them where they were and made prisoners carry them back. In many cases he carried them back himself under heavy fire of all descriptions and working in gas-drenched trenches. He had no rest for three days and nights and did another medical man's work as well as his own.

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