Wallet 1 of 1 – Interview with Surgeon-General Charles Snodgrass Ryan regarding the Australian Army Medical Corps, 1919

Accession Number AWM2020.22.104
Collection number 1DRL/0560
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 7 Image/s captured
Maker Butler, Arthur Graham
Ryan, Charles Snodgrass
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection relating to the First World War service of 78 Private Arthur James Adams, 13 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Interview with Assistant-Director of Medical Services Charles Snodgrass Ryan, relating to his World War One service with the Australian Army Medical Corps in Alexandria and at Gallipoli, carried out in March 1919.

The folder consists of a transcript of a narrative interview of Ryan by Arthur Graham Butler.

The interview includes Ryan’s journey to Egypt on the HMAT Orvieto, including a stop at Columbo and four cases of appendicitis, the levels of venereal disease in Egypt and the reluctance of General William Daniel Campbell Williams to provide preventative measures. Included are descriptions of the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 25th of April and working at a casualty clearing station (CCS) on the Peninsula. Also draws attention to the division of authority between the Navy and Military [Army] and logistical planning.