When British Secretary for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener (pictured right), sent out an urgent plea to Australia for 100 doctors
to come to Europe, volunteers rushed to join.
Many were still in their final year at university
so exams were brought forward.
94% were born in Australia the others were born in New Zealand, England, Fiji.
There was romance abroad... weddings and babies. Many married nurses who also served in the war. They became ancestors of a long line of doctors who still serve our community around the world.
100 young men and 100 spell-binding stories.
The darkest hours bring forth the brightest achievements!
A limited edition hard cover book, a family heirloom, is currently being offered for sale.
Order by 14th February 2015.
PS: For those of you who are military purists or who are expecting a PhD analysis of battles and WW1 events, this is not the book for you. I do not claim to be an expert in either field. With 5 previously unpublished diaries, the doctors speak for themselves and I have accentuated these personal accounts with careful research and interesting articles, their personal letters, photos and diagrams.
Lina Moffitt,16 Lee Street, Molong NSW 2866
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