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D.S.O., M.B. : Major, A.A.M.C., A.I.F., Gallipoli, France and England. Enlisting 12th May, 1915, and sailing 16th June, served with No. 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, and Field Ambulance, from 19th August, being R.M.O. 3rd and 1st Field Artillery Brigades in Gallipoli and 12th Battn. in Egypt and France, until severely wounded at Pozieres 24th July, 1916. On recovery served at No. 2 A.G.H., Wimereux, from 28th April, 1917, and with 3rd A.F.Amb. from 6th September, being R.M.O. 12th Battn. till 29th October and afterwards served as Administrator No. 3 A.G.H., Abbeville, returning for demobilisation. Awarded D.S.O.* and Mentioned in Despatches. Early education at Sydney Church of England Grammar School. Later at St. Paul's College. * When the advance south of Peronne, on the 29th August, 1918, was held up at the Somme Canal, he went forward, and at great personal risk made a daring reconnaissance of the bridges over the canal. Despite the fact that he was continually fired on by snipers, he completed his task, gaining valuable information.

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