Aust WWII Pair Canvas Leggings Named Lt Col/WWI


Aust WWII Pair Canvas Leggings Named Lt Col. A.W.L. ROW……Allan Warren Linford Row…… the 1914 Queensland Rhodes Scholar.  Allan Row was in England when WWI broke out.  He postponed his scholarship and enlisted in the British Army, serving as a Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery.  He survived the war and returned to his studies at Oxford where he graduated with honours.  Dr Row returned to Australia in 1932, performing surgical work at the Toowoomba General and Willowburn hospitals.

Dr Row enlisted in the 2nd AIF in 1940 and served as a Surgeon in the Australian Army Medical Corps. He was severely wounded at Tobruk when the Germans bombed the hospital the day before the siege came down in April 1941.  Major Row was evacuated to Alexandria at midnight on the last hospital ship out of Tobruk harbour.  He was sent back to Australia where he was rehabilitated and spent the remainder of WWII in charge of surgery sections at military hospitals at Katherine NT, Geraldton WA and in charge of military hospitals at Atherton Tablelands, Baulkham Hills and Greenslopes.

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