Arthur Edmund COLVIN MC, CBE

COLVIN, Arthur Edmund

Service Numbers: Officer, V159801
Enlisted: 28 June 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: Hospital Transport Corps
Born: Jamberoo, NSW, 24 April 1884
Home Town: Cremorne, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Auburn Public School, The King's School Parramatta, Newington College, University of Sydney
Occupation: Medical Practitioner
Died: Potts Point, NSW, 20 August 1966, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis), Orange Golf Club Great War Honour Board, Orange Holy Trinity Anglican Church Honour Board, Orange Sub-Branch Women's Auxiliary Honor Roll, Orange WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

28 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, Officer, Staff for No 1 Hospital Ship 'Karoola'
14 Jul 1915: Involvement Captain, Hospital Transport Corps, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '24' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Orsova embarkation_ship_number: A67 public_note: ''
14 Jul 1915: Embarked Captain, Hospital Transport Corps, HMAT Orsova, Sydney

World War 2 Service

14 Nov 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant Colonel, V159801

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Captain, Army Medical Corps (AIF), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '24' embarkation_place: '' embarkation_ship: HMAT Karoola embarkation_ship_number: A63 public_note: ''
Date unknown: Embarked Captain, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Karoola

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Rev. Edmund Alexander COLVIN and Gertrude Elizabeth Reynolds nee HUNTLEY

Husband of Mrs Edith Jacques Colvin nee STACK, c/o Stephen, Jacques and Stephen Solicitors, Sydney, New South Wales

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Following graduation, Colvin was appointed as a resident medical officer at Sydney Hospital and as a pathologist in the following year. He then went into general practice in Orange, New South Wales later specialising in ophthalmic surgery. Colvin was honorary surgeon to HRH Prince Albert, Duke of York, during his in 1927 Australian tour and to HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, on his 1934 tour. He was secretary of NSW Western Division of British Medical Association. From 1929 he was a member of the NSW Hospital Commission and served as its vice chairman in 1934. In 1937 he was appointed to the Medical Board of New South Wales and from 1944 until 1966 he served on the board of Sydney Hospital.

Alderman at Orange from 1921 until 1941, Mayor from 1923 until 1930, 1935