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Statement by the Minister for Defence, The Hon, Athol Townley

The Minister for Dgfenoe, Mr, Townley * announce el the

appointment of Brigadier A,J.CLYNE, C.B.E., as Director-General

of Medical Services with the temporary rank of Major General from

September 1, I960 in succession to Major General W,D„ REFSHAUGE,

Ο,Î’,Ξ,, who has been appointed Commonwealth Director General- of

Health, .


Born in Melbourne in 19075 Brigadier CLYNE was educated at the University High School and at Melbourne University, from which he graduated Bachelor of Science in 1928, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1932,

He began his Army career with the Melbourne University Rifles and was commissioned captain in the Royal Australian Medical Corps in 1933» ·

, In 1934 he resigned his commission in the Australian Army and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving as a surgical specialist in India' until World War II,

During the War he served in various staff appointments in the Indian Army, commanded an Indian casualty clearing station with the 14th *irmy in *xssam and North Burma, and later commanded general hospitals in Bombay and Delhi, .

‘ Post-war, he w as'consulting surgeon to the Par East Land Forces (1950-56) and filled a similar appointment with the British ,».rmy of the Rhine from 1956 to 1958. In 1958 he took up duties with the Middle East Land Forces.

Brigadier CLYNE was appointed Deputy Director-General of Medical Services with the Australian Military Forces in June and arrived in Australia early in July.

He was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons in 1949 and made a Commander of the British Empire in 1954.

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September 15, I960 - P.M. .