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Album of Lieutenant-Colonel Dr P C Fenwick, 1914-1916

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Album of Lieutenant-Colonel Dr P C Fenwick, 1914-1916

This album of newspaper clippings, photographs and other memorabilia was compiled by Lieutenant Colonel Percival Fenwick, New Zealand Medical Corp.  Arriving at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 on the first New Zealand boat, Fenwick treated wounded men on the beach under a hail of bullets. After two months service treating the wounded in makeshift tents and trenches, Fenwick was evacuated to Egypt due to illness.

Fenwick served until 1919, in Egypt, France and Belgium and then commanding New Zealand General Hospitals at Codford and Brocklehurst in England. 

Athough born in London in 1870, Fenwick lived much of his life in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 1895 he was was first appointed to Christchurch hospital and in 1903 married Christchurch woman, Nona Wright. After the First World War he returned to medical work in Christchurch, and at the outbreak of the Second World War he again offered to enlist, despite being in his seventies, but was required to continue his work on the home front. Lieutenant-Colonel Fenwick died in Christchurch in 1958.

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Percival Clennel Fenwick
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