Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop Memorial, Benalla, Vic. Australia by Margaret  Hyde

Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop Memorial, Benalla, Vic. Australia by 

2914 viewings on 18 April, 2015.

Ernest Edward “Weary” Dunlop was a medical practitioner who served in various theatres of war with the Australian army, particularly on the Burmese Railway during the Second World War. He worked tirelessly to help the sick and injured and tended them when he was himself very ill. On return from the war he spent his time providing medical and surgical care to returned servicemen and women.

Born in Wangaratta, Victoria, he spent two years of his high school education in Benalla.

He received the following honours :-

Officer of the Order of the British Empire 1947
Officer of the Order of St Michael and St George 1965
Knight Bachelor 1969
Australian of the Year 1976
Companion of the Order of Australia 1987
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St john of Jerusalem 1992
Knight of the Grand Cross (1st Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Royal Crown of Thailand 1993
Honorary fellow of the Imperial College London
Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Honorary Life Member of Returned and Services League of Australia
Life Governor of the Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Challenge winner of challenge in “Preserving History” group

Top 10 in challenge in “Islands, Islands, Islands” group.

I am a keen amateur photographer (progressing from a Brownie Box to digital) who loves to combine travel and photography. I have travelled extensively in Australia and New Zealand with other trips to parts of UK & Europe, USA, Africa, Scandinavia and Canada. My photography reflects my interest in culture, scenery and wildlife relating to these travels.

View Full Profile


  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    A fitting memorial to a great man !

  • Margaret  Hyde
    Margaret Hydealmost 4 years ago

    Hi Trish, He certainly was an exceptional person. I have two books about him, – his war diaries and one by Sue Ebury. Seems he was a bit of a terror on the roads in Melbourne – my s-i-l also mentioned that to me.The photo on Sue’s book give the impression of a real sweetie. Another book which covers his time in Burma is Ray Parkin’s Wartime Trilogy. If you read that have your tissues at hand.

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 3 years ago

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

    Congratulations, Margaret!

    Your excellent image will be our September Avatar, a print will be
    featured on our group homepage and you are our newest Featured

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your Challenge win!! Nice work! Gena

  • Thank you Gena.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Wonderfully captured! Congratulations on winning the challenge!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnson3 months ago

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.