Colonial Officers Guard of Honour around the Victoria Monument, outside Buckingham Palace, on the occasion of the Coronation of King George V.

From a collection of material associated with the life of Dr John Hodgson Nattrass (1870-1943). He was born near Ballarat, and graduated with a medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 1898. During his university years, he entered the University Officers' Corps of Instruction, and later joined the Army Medical Corps. He worked as a Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Hospital, the Children's Hospital and the Women's Hospital. While working and studying in Britain in 1910-11, he attended celebrations marking the coronation of King George V (June 1911).

Although too old to serve overseas in World War I, Nattrass became Senior Medical Officer at Broadmeadows Camp, Acting Officer Commanding No.5 Australian General Hospital, Principal Medical Officer, Camp Headquarters' Staff; and Assistant Principal Medical Officer, Third Military District (Victoria). His 'specially meritorious service to Australia' earned him a Mention in Orders.

Description of Content

Parade including royal carriage and horsemen outside Buckingham Palace, moving around the Victoria Memorial.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph mounted onto card. The back of the card has a map of Lakes Entrance adhered to it.

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