About this objectNavy wool fully-lined dress jacket with padded shoulders, a wool belt, and silver Australian military domed buttons. Three bars with service ribbons are placed on the left side of the jacket, and red ribbon attachments are on both collars.
Medium and MaterialsWool Fabric
MeasurementsW: 550 mm
D: 50 mm
L: 102 mm
Subject and Association KeywordsA.E. Colvin
Subject and Association KeywordsClothing
Subject and Association DescriptionArthur Edward Colvin was born on the 24 April 1883 at Jamberoo and moved to Molong where he set up a general practice and then after his marriage to Edith Jaques Stack from Bathurst, the couple moved to Orange to join the practice of Dr Neville Howse in January 1913.
Following the outbreak of WWI Dr Colvin conducted medical examinations of volunteers at Drill Hall in Lords Place, Orange. He enlisted for service in June 2015, and embarked from Sydney the following month, a Captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps. After the war, Dr Colvin returned to Britain to undertake further specialist training in ophthalmology. He returned to Orange in 1921 and established a specialist medical practice in Anson Street, Orange. Dr Colvin's service to his country was acknowledged by King George VI, who, in 1935, awarded him a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). Dr Colvin was also awarded the Military Cross.
During WWII Dr Colvin again volunteered his services, and in 1939 was appointed to Australian Army Headquarters as Assistant Director-General of Medical Services, and in 1943 he was seconded as Medical Services Advisor to the Director-General of Manpower. Dr Colvin retired from active Army Service in 1945.