Portrait of an MO

Accession Number ART22319
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 81 cm x 66.2 cm; Overall: 61 cm x 45.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on plywood
Maker Abbott, Harold
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Atherton
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait depicting medical officer Major Douglas William (Dougal) MacPherson, WX3357, Australian Army Medical Corps. Major MacPherson served in Greece as a medical officer with 2/5 Australian Infantry Battalion in 1941and continued with the battalion through Syria, Ceylon, and New Guinea. Private MacPherson also served with the 2/7 Field Ambulance in Tobruk, and at the end of the war was the Assistant Director of Medical Services in the 6th Division. Following the war Dr MacPherson practised at Collie and Perth in Western Australia.