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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Rupert Downes, Ross Wilson, Robert Harvey, Adam Elliot, Tom Scully, Jeremy Kewley, Tim Holding, William Franklyn, Richard Franklin, Alex Silvagni, John Carmichael, Stewart Loewe, Steven O'Dor, Lex Lasry, Brett Voss, Shane Wakelin, Robert Rose, Kim Dalton, Shane Valenti, Tom Lynch, Gregor Henderson, Jarred Moore, Ashley Smith, Dylan Smith, Sam Sheldon, Ian Henderson, Tony Brown, Jamie Blanks, James Thiessen, Gerry Hazlitt, Stefan Martin. Excerpt: Major General Rupert Major Downes CMG, KStJ, VD, FRACS (10 February 1885 - 5 March 1945) was an Australian soldier, general, surgeon and historian in the first half of the 20th century. Downes attended the University of Melbourne, graduating with his medical degrees in 1907. He returned to the university to pursue a Doctor of Medicine degree, which was awarded in 1911. The son of an Army officer, Downes joined the Army as a trumpeter while he was still at school. He was commissioned as a captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps in 1908. Downes joined the First Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in 1914 as its youngest lieutenant colonel. He served in the Gallipoli campaign, and was appointed Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS) of the newly formed Anzac Mounted Division in 1916, which he combined this with the post of ADMS AIF Egypt. In 1917, he became Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS) of the Desert Mounted Corps. After the war, Downes wrote articles on medical aspects of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and wrote the section on the campaign for the official history. Returning to Australia, Downes became an honorary consulting surgeon at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and honorary surgeon at Prince Henry's Hospital. He became a foundation fellow of the College of Surgeons of Australasia in 1927 and preside...
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