Wood, William O B E
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Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918
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Wood, William O.B.E. (Colonel)
Autobiographical manuscript titled `The trials, achivements, confessions and adventures in many lands of a well known Sydney physician', spans Dr Wood's life from childhood through to 92 years of age. Describes youth and education in Scotland, medical work and training at various hospitals, hotels and ships. Describes setting up General Practice in Coffs Harbour and Bondi, then working as a consulting physician in Sydney. Dr Wood served as a doctor in the Australian Army Medical Corps during WW2, and was the Medical Officer attached to 1st Light Horse Regiment for one period. After the war, Dr Wood was President of the Sydney Legacy Club, Chairman of the War Veteran's Home Committee (and involved in the foundation of the Home sites at Narrabeen, Yass,and Bare Island), and foundation Commanding Officer of 113 (Concord) Military Hospital. Also mentions `The New Guard' in Sydney during 1930's. This manuscript contains interesting insights into the social conditions in Australia throughout the decades, as well as documenting Dr Wood's long medical association with military and related organisations. Includes transcript of O.B.E. citation, and introduction by Miss Beatrice Davis.