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Near Bois de l'Abbe, France. 27 May 1918

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1 Near Bois de l'Abbe, France. 27 May 1918
Near Bois de l'Abbe, France. 27 May Gassed Australian soldiers lying out in the open at an over crowded aid post near Bois de l'Abbe. They have been gassed in the operations in front of Villers-Bretonneux. Mustard gas was the cause of thousands of casualties in WWI. AWM E04851

2 Southall, London, 22 May Display of temporary artificial limbs made at No. 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital workshops by Australian soldier mechanics. This hospital specialised in fitting artificial limbs. The expertise developed here was later transferred to the Artificial Limb Factories which were developed in Australia at a later stage. AWM D00550

3 Harefield, Middlesex, England. 1914-1918
Harefield, Middlesex, England Craftsmen at work in the workshop where the artificial limbs for amputees were made at No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital. AWM P

4 Southall, England. c Leg amputees attending a telegraphy class at an Australian Red Cross Society workshop at No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital. AWM H11710

5 Sydney, NSW. c Disabled workers hand weaving in the Australian Red Cross workshop. These workshops formed an important part of returned soldiers’ vocational rehabilitation. AWM H11725

6 Sydney, NSW. 13 July Mr C Kay, who lost his legs in New Guinea shows his double amputation above the knees and the artificial limbs supplied and fitted by the Repatriation Artificial Limb Factory. AWM

7 Sydney, NSW. 28 July Fitters of the Repatriation Artificial Limb Factory busily engaged in the workshop. Identified personnel are: Mr J Hurst, Mr HE Weston and Mr CJ Irwin. AWM

8 Sydney, NSW. 28 July Mr WE Greenway, Manager of the Repatriation Artificial Limb Factory teaching Cpl. RA Winder to walk with his newly fitted artificial leg. AWM

9 Sydney, NSW. 28 July Polycentric knee joints which are used for below the knee amputations. These artificial legs were manufactured by the Repatriation Artificial Limb Factory. AWM

10 Sydney, NSW. 28 July Types of artificial arms manufactured by the Repatriation Artificial Limb Factory. AWM

11 Sydney, NSW. 17 August Mr C Kay, an Australian ex-serviceman, showing his artificial leg detached. The leg was made and fitted by the Repatriation Artificial Limb Factory. AWM

12 Moore Park, NSW. 15 April 1946. Lieut. RB Stevens testing Cpl
Moore Park, NSW. 15 April Lieut. RB Stevens testing Cpl. H Sneddon, Australian Army Medical Women’s Service, for her glasses in the eye clinic of the 1st Australian Out-Patients’ Depot. AWM

13 Melbourne, Vic. 28 August Mr B Dickie of Footscray, ex-39th Battalion, knitting socks which are worn under artificial limbs at the Repatriation Commission’s Artificial Limb Factory. AWM

14 Melbourne, Vic. 28 August Mr JC Appleton of East Preston, a survivor of HMAS Canberra and an amputee, using a lathe to turn out hooks for himself and other arm amputees at the Repatriation Commission’s Artificial Limb Factory. AWM

15 Melbourne, Vic. 28 August Mr G Clarke of Northcote, ex-2nd Australian General Hospital, at work on an artificial leg at the Repatriation Commission’s Artificial Limb Factory. AWM

16 Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. Flt. Sgt
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. Flt. Sgt. NC Craigie of Subiaco, WA undergoing treatment at Loughborough Rehabilitation Centre for injuries sustained on active service. AWM UK0772

17 Heidelberg, Vic. August 1942. A Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) at No
Heidelberg, Vic. August A Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) at No. 115 Australian General Hospital watches a patient engaged in occupational therapy while listening to the wireless. AWM

18 Jervis Bay, Australia. An RAAF medical rehabilitation group undergoing physical training. AWM 043226

19 Changi Prison Camp, Singapore. 1945
Changi Prison Camp, Singapore All these men are wearing artificial limbs made in the camp by WO AHM Purdon, 2/30th Battalion of East Maitland NSW. Left to right: Pte. M Bradford, 2/20th Battalion of Sydney, NSW; Lance Cpl. J Campbell of Apollo Bay, Vic.; Pte. S Gleeson, 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion, of Mundijong, WA; A McKenzie, 2/30th Battalion, of Boggabri, NSW. AWM

20 Melbourne, Vic. 30 August Instructor Doug Tolliday from the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Service (CRTS) helps a chemistry student who was formerly in the services. AWM

21 Melbourne, Vic. 29 August Ex-members of all the services are represented here in the plasterers’ class run by the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Service (CRTS). AWM

22 Melbourne, Vic. 29 August Ex-service women from all services study typing and short-hand in classes run by the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Service (CRTS). AWM

23 Sydney, NSW. 4 June Lieut. J O’Donnell interviewing Mr E Sheiles, Manpower Officer at 3rd Rehabilitation Unit. AWM

24 Holland Park, QLD. 5 April Patients working hand looms as part of their remedial treatment at the Occupational Therapy Section, 102 Australian General Hospital. AWM

25 Holland Park, QLD. 5 April WO F Gilchrist of Melbourne adjusts a splint on the arm of Pte. LR Westlake of Brisbane at the 102 Australian General Hospital. AWM

26 Holland Park, QLD. 5 April 1946. Lieut
Holland Park, QLD. 5 April Lieut. RN McDonald of Toowoomba at work in the Carpenters’ Shop, as part of the relaxation and exercise carried out at 102 Australian General Hospital. He was Intelligence Officer of the 25th Australian Infantry Brigade and was wounded at Slater’s Knoll on 5 April AWM

27 Melbourne, Vic. 30 August Mr J Ryan, Instructor for the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Service (CRTS) teaching upholstery to a class of motor body trimmers. AWM

28 Melbourne, Vic. 29 August Students fill in as customers for an examination of the hairdressers’ class by the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Service (CRTS). AWM

29 Melbourne, Vic. 28 August Trainees under the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Service (CRTS), hanging wall paper. Left to right: Mr J Rutherford; Mr RJ Leo; Mr JT McMinn; Mr HH Harris. AWM

30 Melbourne, Vic. 28 August A dressmaking class for women, part of the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Service. AWM

31 14 February An unidentified Australian soldier from 8 Platoon (8 Pl), C Company (C Coy), 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR), hurt in a booby trap explosion during Operation Beaumaris, in Phuoc Tuy Province is being stretchered into a 9 Squadron, UH-1B Iroquois helicopter (A2-1019) for medivac to the American hospital at Vung Tau. Identified from left to right: Sgt. R Hindmarsh, 8 Pl, C Coy, 5RAR; Lieut. GR Wainwright, Officer Commanding 8 Pl, C Coy, 5RAR; unidentified (on stretcher); unidentified; unidentified; unidentified air crewman; Capt. A White, Regimental Medical Officer, 5RAR. AWM COL/67/0140/VN

32 28 November Pte. G Blair of Grafton, NSW, being treated for a minor scalp wound by medical assistant Lance Cpl. M Moon of Granville, NSW. Blair found holes in his bush hat when it was pierced by a piece of shrapnel from a Viet Cong claymore type mine. The mine exploded while the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR) was sweeping through jungle to the east of Task Force base during Operation Ingham. AWM CUN/66/0923/VN

33 November Cpl. Graham Pashley of Redcliffe, Qld, and 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), being rushed to a Bell Sioux helicopter for evacuation after he collapsed from heat exhaustion. Carrying Cpl. Pashley are Pte. Alan Smith of Holsworthy, NSW (left), and Lance-Cpl. Graham Schaffer of Brighton, Vic. AWM COL/67/1106/VN

34 Sydney, NSW. August The winning of the Military Cross (MC) has just been announced for Lieut. Gordon Lyall Simpson, 24, of Dubbo, NSW, seen in Concord Repatriation Hospital with nursing Sister Kay Worsley of Ryde, NSW. Lieut. Simpson was wounded in Vietnam on 14 July 1968 and admitted to Concord RGH on 31 July. A double amputee, he is making a good recovery and works out almost daily at the Repatriation Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre in Sydney. AWM LES/68/0312/EC


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