Lieutenant Colonel (Ernest) Edward "Weary" Dunlop

Date of birth  1907-07-12  Wangaratta, VIC. 
Other  1924  Commenced a pharmacy apprenticeship at Benalla. 
Other  1927  Moved to Melbourne to attend Pharmacy College. 
Other  1930  Won a scholarship to Ormond College at Melbourne University to study medicine. 
Other  1934  Graduated from Melbourne University with first class honours. 
Other  1935  Joined the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a junior resident. 
Date and unit at appointment (Officers)  1935  Australian Army Medical Corps. 
Date commissioned  1935-07-01  Commissioned into the Australian Army Medical Corps with the rank of captain. 
Other  1936  Appointed Senior Surgical Resident at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 
Other  1937  Joined the Children's Hospital as Resident and graduated as a Master of Surgery from Melbourne University. 
Other  1937  Graduated from Melbourne University as a Master of Surgery. 
Other  1938-05  Left Australia for London aboard the SS Ormonde as the ship's medical officer. That year in London he attended St Bartholomew's Medical School and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1939-11-13  Enlisted in the 6th Division Australian Army Medical Corps with the rank of captain. 
Other  1939-12  Posted as Medical Officer, Headquarters, Australian Overseas Base, Jerusalem, and appointed Acting Assistant Director of Medical Services. 
Date promoted  1940-05-01  Appointed major and Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services on the staff of the Australian Corps Headquarters and AIF Headquarters in Gaza and Alexandria. Later Dunlop was appointed as AIF Medical Liaison Officer on the staff of the Deputy Director of Medical Services of Lusterforce, he served in both Greece and Crete. 
Date promoted  1941-07-18  Appointed to command 2/2nd Casualty Clearing Station, but he was dissatisfied with staff work and declined this promotion. He remained with this unit as senior surgeon, and second in charge, and subsequently served with them in Tobruk. 
Other  1942  With the withdrawal of the 6th and 7th Australian Divisions from the Middle East, Dunlop and 2/2nd Casualty Clearing Station were transferred to Java. 
Date promoted  1942-02-26  Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel. He was in command of No 1 Allied General Hospital at Bandung. 
Date captured  1942-03  The Japanese captured the hospital Dunlop was working at in Bandung and he became a prisoner of war. Dunlop and the prisoners of war under his command were then transferred to Singapore. 
Other  1943-01-20  Dunlop and the prisoners of war under his command were transfered from Singapore to Thailand to work on the Burma-Thailand railway. 
Date promoted  1945-09-27  Appointed lieutenant colonel. 
Date returned to Australia  1945-10   
Other  1945-12-10  Began work with Brigadier Blackburn at Army Headquarters as Assistant Director of Medical Services to Blackforce. 
Date of discharge  1946-02-01  Demoblised and transferred to the Reserve List of Officers with the rank of honorary colonel. 
Date of honour or award  1947-03-06  Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). 
Other  1948  Made a fellow of the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons. 
Date of honour or award  1965-01-01  Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG). 
Date of honour or award  1969-01-01  Knight Bachelor. 
Date of honour or award  1977  Australian of the Year. 
Date of honour or award  1987-07-08  Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). 
Date of honour or award  1992  Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. 
Date of honour or award  1993  Knight Grand Cross (1st Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Royal Crown of Thailand. 
Date of death  1993-07-02  Died after contracting pneumonia. 
Date of burial  1993-07-12  Received state funeral at St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne, VIC.