Surgeon and General: A Life of Major-General Rupert Downes

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By Ian Howie-Willis

Australia’s youngest lieutenant-colonel at the beginning of WWI, Downes led a field ambulance to Gallipoli. After the evacuation from Gallipoli, he became the medical head of the Anzac Mounted Division and then the Desert Mounted Corps. As such he took part in the long campaign through Sinai, Palestine and Syria.” “Post-war, Downes continued as part-time head of army medical services in Victoria until 1934, when he became Director General of Medical Services.” “As full-time head of the Army Medical Corps, he ensured that Australia was medically prepared for WWII. His great achievement was the construction of the great capital city military hospitals – Concorde, Daw Park, Greenslopes, Heidelberg and Hollywood. Events soon vindicated his foresight and determination.”

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ISBN: 9780980475333

Subtitle:
THE LIFE OF MAJOR-GENERAL RUPERT DOWNES: 1885––1945

Subject:
The life and career of Rupert Downes

Description

New Hard Cover with dust Jacket, 400 pages, index, bibliography, black & white photographs, maps.