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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

Changes in Administration

Changes in Administration

In 1929 Colonel Inglis completed his period of service and Colonel J. L. Frazerhurst, who was practising in Norsewood but who shortly afterwards moved to Whangarei, was appointed DMS.

The Chief of the General Staff, Major-General W. L. H. Sinclair-Burgess, realised the necessity for a responsible representative of the Medical Corps being in close touch with Army Headquarters, and with Colonel Frazerhurst's approval it was arranged that Lieutenant-Colonel Bowerbank,1 who had been appointed ADMS Central Military District, should act for the DMS at Army Headquarters as the need arose. This scheme worked very well.

During the next few years there was a definite resurgence. Those medical officers, senior and junior, who had lost interest were placed on the Reserve of Officers and were replaced by younger post-war graduates, some of whom had returned from the United Kingdom after a course of post-graduate study.

1 Maj-Gen Sir Fred T. Bowerbank, KBE, ED, m.i.d., Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands); Wellington; born Penrith, England, 30 Apr 1880; physician; 1 NZEF 1915–19: Egypt, England, France—Officer i/c medical division 1 Gen Hosp, England; President Travelling Medical Board, France; DMS Army and PMO Air, 1934–39; Director-General of Medical Services (Army and Air), Army HQ (NZ) Sep 1939–Mar 1947.