Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Begg

New Zealand Field Ambulance

Begg rapidly saw that Gallipoli casualties would be heavier than anyone had foreseen. With ingenuity and grim determination, he led efforts to treat the overwhelming numbers of wounded, while shells fell all around. He later became the most highly decorated member of the New Zealand Medical Corps.

Image: New Zealand Medical Journal 1919 18:65 / BMJ 1919 1:327 Quotes: Begg family : Papers collected by Dr Neil Begg (1859 - 1994), AG-497, Hocken Library.

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