Horatio Victor Patrick CONRICK MID, MID, DSO

CONRICK, Horatio Victor Patrick

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, previous experience with Army Medical Corps (Boer War)
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 May 1882
Home Town: South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Christian Brothers St. Kilda, Melbourne University
Occupation: Medical Practitioner
Died: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia , 18 July 1960, aged 78 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Gore Hill Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 3rd Field Ambulance, previous experience with Army Medical Corps (Boer War)
25 Sep 1914: Embarked Captain, 3rd Field Ambulance, HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
25 Sep 1914: Involvement Captain, 3rd Field Ambulance
6 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
6 Apr 1916: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Major, 5th Field Ambulance
18 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Major, 7th Field Ambulance
30 Nov 1916: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, For conspicuous service attending to the wounded, particularly near Noreuil when a number of men were evacuated under heavy fire.
8 Nov 1917: Honoured Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Bullecourt (Second), At Bullecourt 4-9th May. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to the wounded. He proceeded to the scene of an explosion under very heavy shell fire, and personally directed the removal of the wounded. His fearlessness and disregard for his personal safety has been marked on all occasions.
1 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
26 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Gallantry in Field Wins D.S.O.
Two sons of Mr and Mrs M. F. Conrlck. of 46 Carlisle street St Kildo, are serving with the Imperial Forces, one with the Australian, and tho other with the Imperial Army, the latter being with King Edward's Horse. For gallantry In tho field, Major H. V. P. Conrick, 7th Field Ambulauce Corps, who will bo recognised in the above photograph by his Australian uniform, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He is 31 years of age, and was educated at tho Christian Brothers' College, St Kilda, afterwards graduating at the University. He left Australia with the First Division. He has been twice mentioned in despatches.
While ln London last Christmas Major Conrick met his brother Corporal R. L. Conrick, who is shown above in his British uniform. The brothers had not met for seven years.
Both brothers are well known in rowing circles, having been members of the Albert Park Rowing Club.