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Document - 'Sports Meeting', 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 May 1917 Document Reg. No: ST 40580 25

Double-sided running sheet relating to the Sports Meeting of the 13th Australian Field Ambulance held on May 8, 1917. According to the running sheet there are twenty-four events, including high-jump, tug-of-war, hammer throws and a wheelbarrow race. The names of the officials presiding over the event, including the judges and the referee, are included on the back page along the details of the prize money ? 1,000 Francs.

Part of the collection of World War I memorabilia donated by Sergeant John Lord (#6252), although it is believed that not all of the material relates to his own war service.

John Lord was 19 years old when he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces in June 1915. Originally part of the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 11th Reinforcement; Lord was transferred to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance upon its formation in February 1916. He subsequently moved to the headquarters of the Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, in December 1918 where he seems to have spent the remainder of the war. Although listed as ?effective abroad,? Lord returned to Australia on 30 October 1919, and was discharged from service on 12 March 1920. He died in 1951.
Single A4 sheet with typed text on both sides.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Lord, 1986
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: sport, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, arms, medical corps, sporting competitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: official records
Inscriptions: Typed on the front page of the document: '13TH AUSTRALIAN FIELD AMBULANCE / SPORTS MEETING / To be held on 8th. May 1917 / Commencing at 1. 30. p.m. / at / SPORTS GROUND RIBEMONT / PATRON: / Lieut. Colonel J. B. ST VINCENT WELCH., D.S.O., / VICE PRESIDENTS: / Major D.D. CADE / Major C. MORLET. / P_R_O_G_R_A_M_M_E_:...[Text]
Date Written: 1917
Compiled By: Sergeant John Lord
Person Named: Lieutenant Colonel John St. Vincent Welch

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