Star letter: Hugh Cairns appreciated

Published: 07:30AM Dec 7th, 2012
By: Web Editor
Can you please pass my appreciation to Alan Turner for the article regarding Hugh Cairns (TCM, October 2012)
Star letter: Hugh Cairns appreciated

It was interesting to read about this Australian medical specialist who is now mainly forgotten here. Just one small thing – Hugh Cairns was born on June 26, 1896, so was older than 52 at the time of his death.

Cairns’ First World War service is interesting. He first joined the Australian Army in 1915 as a private in the Medical Corps. He served in a hospital on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign but returned to Australia and was discharged in 1916. Then, he completed his medical training and rejoined the army as a doctor with the rank of captain. Hugh Cairns then served in both the UK and France at hospitals and in field ambulance units.

I enjoy reading your publication monthly. Please keep up the good work. I am a Greeves collector (have 29 machines) and am always interested to see this brand mentioned.




Ross Martin, Melbourne, Australia

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