Neville Howse: Australia's First Victoria Cross Winner

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Neville Reginald Howse was the first soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross while serving in an Australian unit. A doctor in the Boer War and World War I, he was famous for his willingness to risk his own life to save others. He was also a gifted administrator who oversaw the complete overhaul of Australia's medical services in the 1920s. Later that decade he was elected to federal Parliament where he eventually served in a number of key Cabinet posts. An influential legislator and fierce nationalist, he remains little ...

Neville Howse: Australia's First Victoria Cross Winner 2000, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195511901

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