Title: Wounds and Scars – From Gallipoli to France, The History of the 2nd Field Ambulance, 1914 – 1919
Author: Austin, Ron
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2012
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 144 pages
Comments: This is a unit history of the 2nd Field Ambulance which was raised in Victoria in 1914. After training at Broadmeadows camp it sailed to Egypt and after several months training in the desert it landed at Gallipoli with the 2nd Brigade on the 25th April 1915. The work done by the Stretcher Bearers in evacuating the wounded from Gallipoli is often described in the words of the participants. After the evacuation of Gallipoli the unit trained in Egypt before moving to the shell-pocked, muddy wasteland of the Western Front in April 1916. The same dedication to duty continued through the three long years in France and Belgium. The use of personal diaries and letters enhance the story of this fine Victorian AIF unit.
First Edition 2012: Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae, Victoria, 3938. New Hard Cover, dust jacket, 144pp, 7″x10″. Many original photographs, Honour Roll, Medal Roll, Nominal Roll, Bibliography. Index. Preface by Col. Robert Likeman, Director of Army Health.
Includes Nominal Roll, Roll of Honour and Honours & Awards
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