Colonel Edward (Weary) Dunlop
|Title||Colonel Edward (Weary) Dunlop|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Medium||oil on hardboard|
|Measurement||Overall: 102 x 76.5 cm|
Colonel (Ernest) Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, OBE, MS Melb, FRCS, FRACS. Perhaps Australia's most well known veteran of the Second World War, Edward Dunlop became well-known for his medical work with Australian prisoners of the Japanese, and his subsequent welfare work on their behalf after the war. Having been in part-time army service since 1930, Dunlop rejoined the military in 1935 as a captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps and also began work at Melbourne Hospital. In 1937 he graduated from Melbourne University as a Master of Surgery before attending St. Bartholomew's Medical School in England where he was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons in 1938.