Name: Victor Brand, MC
MB BS, Melbourne, 1937
DA, Melbourne, 1950
Date of Birth: 16 July 1914
Date of Death: 26 June 2006
Victor Brand graduated from the University of Melbourne (MB BS) in 1937. In 1940 he joined the Australian Infantry Forces, where he was posted to the Australian Army Medical Corp, and deployed to Malaya. In Malaya he was captured by the Japanese Imperial Army and placed in a POW camp. For a period of time he was a doctor on the Thai-Burma Railway but was sent back to Singapore and interned in Changi.
While in Changi, he was awarded a Military Cross for daring medical work under fire.
At liberation he was found in Changi jail. He returned to Melbourne after the war, and set up practice – first in Elwood and St Kilda and, later, in Brighton. As many did during the era, he continued to combine private practice and hospital work.
Form of Proposal for Nomination of Fellowship, 1956; Service Record, National Archives Australia; Register of Fellows, 1952 – 1990.
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