University of Otago Otago Medical School Alumni Association

The contribution of the Otago University Medical School and its students in World War I

The New Zealand Medical Journal Vol 118 No 1213 ISSN 1175 8716

A Tribute by Pat Cotter


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The recent return to New Zealand of the “unknown warrior” (now entombed in front of the National War Memorial in Wellington) has stimulated interest in the history of our fighting forces.

The Gallipoli campaign has long been the centre of our national acts of remembrance, although the losses of our troops in Europe far exceeded those on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. The forthcoming 90th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landing (on ANZAC Day, April 25) is an appropriate occasion to record and pay tribute to a group of our soldiers, who, to the best of our knowledge, have never before been documented. The men documented below, when war broke out, were medical students in Dunedin...

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