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No. 2 Australian General Hospital / Mena House / Egypt. The first batch of wounded Australian soldiers from Gallipoli / May 1915 | by ThruTheseLines
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No. 2 Australian General Hospital / Mena House / Egypt. The first batch of wounded Australian soldiers from Gallipoli / May 1915

Handwritten names on the photo, all medical officers:

Capt Barton - Captain Alan Sinclair Darval Barton

Col Springthorpe - Lieutenant-Colonel John William Springthorpe

Col Martin - Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Morgan Martin

Maj Campbell - Major Alfred Walter Campbell

Major W H Read - Major William Henry Read

 

Source: Irene Victoria Read papers, pictorial material and relics, 1839-1951

acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=910142

Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

 

Original photo in the public domain, this photo for research & study purposes only. Please do not reproduce without crediting 'Irene Victoria Read papers, pictorial material and relics, 1839-1951' and the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.

 

Major William Henry Read served with No. 2 Australian General Hospital in Egypt, embarking at Sydney H.M.A.T. "Kyarra" on 28 November 1914. Embarked "Themistocles" at Suez on 15 August 1915 on medical officer duty, arriving Melbourne 9 September 1915; appointment terminated 25 September 1915. At embarkation (aged 39), he listed his occupation "Medical practitioner", his wife Mrs Irene Victoria Read and address Cleveland Street, Wahroonga, New South Wales. One of William and Irene's children was peace activist Margaret Holmes who lived at Mosman.

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