Summary

Routine Order 345 issued by Lieutenant Colonel Wooster, commanding officer of the 13th Australian Field Ambulance, outlining the duties for the day and also general administration in regards to leave and promotions.

Part of the collection of World War I memorabilia donated by Sergeant John Lord (#6252), although it is believed that not all of the material relates to his own war service. However, John Lord is mentioned in relation to his appointment as Staff Sergeant, Nursing Duties (Temporary).

John Lord was 19 years old when he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces in June 1915. Originally part of the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 11th Reinforcement; Lord was transferred to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance upon its formation in February 1916. He subsequently moved to the headquarters of the Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Division, in December 1918 where he seems to have spent the remainder of the war. Although listed as ‘effective abroad,’ Lord returned to Australia on 30 October 1919, and was discharged from service on 12 March 1920. He died in 1951.

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