John William Springthorpe

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First name: John

Middle name: William

Last name: Springthorpe

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Lieutenant-Colonel J.W. Springthorpe, a physician of Melbourne, Victoria was born in Stafford, England. He was 60 years when he embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A55 Kyarra, 28 Nov. 1914. He was Senior Physician at 2nd Australian General Hospital in Egypt in 1915. In January 1916 he accompanied wounded soldiers to Melbourne, returning to Egypt later in 1916. He went to England 16 Oct. 1916 to work in English hospitals and study treatment of war neuroses cases. He returned to Australia on HT Nestor, 12 Dec. 1918 and was demobilised in Melbourne in 1919

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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