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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.