Marks, Alexander Hammett (1880-1954)

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Medical Practitioner; Soldier; Physician
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Alexander Hammett Marks (1880-1954), medical practitioner and soldier, was born on 6 August 1880 in Brisbane, son of Dr Charles Ferdinand Marks, and his wife Elizabeth Gray, formerly Dods, née Stodart....

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Alexander Marks was a medical practitioner in Brisbane and held various positions, including senior gynaecologist, at the Brisbane General Hospital from 1919 to 1930. Marks helped save hundreds of lives during World War I where he served as commander and Medical Officer for many military divisions. During the Second World War, he acted as Chair and Queensland Controller of the Voluntary Aid Detachment. Marks was awarded many honours for his war time service including an appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

  • Career position - Set up a private practice, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, at Wickham Terrace, Queensland
  • Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at Trinity College, Dublin
  • Career position - Council member of the British Medical Association, Queensland branch
  • Career position - Captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps attached to the 2nd Brigade
  • Career position - President of the British Medical Association, Queensland branch
  • Career position - Regimental Medical Officer in the Australian Imperial Force with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade in Egypt and Gallipoli
  • Career position - Appointed Major in the Australian Imperial Force
  • Award - Distinguished Service Order (DSO) received
  • Career position - Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in command of the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance
  • Career position - Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services of the 4th Division
  • Career position - Invalided to England then formed and commanded the 16thAustralian Field Ambulance for the 16th Brigade in England (seven months)
  • Career position - Returned to France in October to run the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station
  • Award - French Croix de Guerre received
  • Career position - Appointed Colonel and Assistant Director of Medical Services of the 1st Division
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Career position - Returned to Australia and re-established his medical practice
  • Career position - Honorary Radiologist, Junior Physician, then Junior then Senior Gynaecologist at Brisbane General Hospital
  • Career position - Deputy Director of Medical Services of the 1st Division in Australia, part-time position
  • Career position - President of the Australasian Trained Nurses' Association
  • Career position - President of the Medical Defence Society of Queensland
  • Career position - Senior Medical Officer of the Australian Mutual Provident Society

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Marks, Alexander Hammett
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Marks, Alexander Hammet (1880-1945), Medical Practitioner and Soldier
    McIntyre, Darryl
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 10, 409-410

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  1. Colonel Alexander Marks
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  2. Studio portrait of a uniformed Alexander Hammet Marks in Egypt, 1916
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  3. Studio portrait of Alexander Hammett Marks in his WW1 uniform, Cairo, Egypt, 1915
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  4. Studio portrait of Alexander Hammett Marks in Cairo, Egypt, 1915
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  5. Alexander Marks standing with a corporal in the 9th Battalion trenches at Gallipoli, Turkey, 1915
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  6. A tradition in 'the dual role' : a century of service in the Medical Corps / John Pearn, Peter Grant and William James
    Pearn, John
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  7. Captain Alexander Marks at standing next to an artillery gun and carriage at Mena Camp outside Cairo, Egypt, 1914
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    Captain Alexander Marks at standing next to an artillery gun and carriage at Mena Camp outside Cairo, Egypt, 1914
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  8. Major Gus Hughes and Major Alexander Marks in a dugout at Gallipoli, Turkey, 1915
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  9. Captain Alexander Marks and another soldier with a large artillery gun and carriage at Mena Camp outside Cairo, Egypt, 1914
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  10. Alexander Marks recuperating in the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, 1916
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  1. Marks, Charles Ferdinand (1852-1941)
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    ... 1852 at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England, son of Alexander Hammett Marks, medical practitioner, and... ... Charles Ferdinand Marks (1852-1941), medical practitioner and politician, was born on 8 September ...
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  1. Soldier doctors - the Marks family of Brisbane digital story 2017
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  1. COLONEL A. H. MARKS.
    The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1929) Thursday 16 August 1928 p 30 Article
    ... on August 6th, 1880. He received his education at the Brisbane Grammar School, and at Trinity Col ... COLONEL A. H. MARKS. Colonel Alexander Hammett Marls, CBJ-L, D-&O, V.D, MJX, was born at Brisbane ... 80 words
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  2. DEATH OF DR. A. H. MARKS
    Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 - 1954) Tuesday 19 January 1954 p 5 Article
    ... general practitioner in Brisbane. Dr. Marks was born in Brisbane in 1880. He studied for his medical ... DEATH OF DR. A. H. MARKS The death has occurred of Dr. Alexander Ham-mett Marks, for many years a ... 60 words
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  3. The Assistant Alec Ruth is no beauty. But maybe you wouldn't expect beauty in an ex-pug ex-Baltimore cop. You'll like him. Dashiell Hammett brings out his good points in this intri...
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 26 January 1946 p 21 Article Illustrated
    ... HAMMETT ILLUSTRATED BY w' JOHNSON EVANS Alec Ruth is no beauty. But maybe you wouldn't expect beauty in on ... .ex-pug ex-Baltimore ..cop. You'H like him. ^ Dashiell Hammett brings out his good points in this ... 4868 words
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  1. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY National Memorials Ordinance 1928-1972
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 28 September 1972 [Issue No.93] p 10

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    ... Fitzmaurice Guy Luther (c. 1870-1915) Alexander Hammett Marks, C B E , D.SO., C de G. (1880-1954) Gordon ... (1851-1936).. John Mildred Creed (1842-1930) .. John Howard Lidgate Cumpston, C.M.G. (1880-1954) Edward ... 8066 words
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  2. Examination No. 2578. FOR APPOINTMENT AS TELEGRAPH MESSENGER. Held 3rd February, 1945.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 1 March 1945 [Issue No.43] p 571

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... . Name. Total Marks. VICTORIA. I/EONGATHA. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kennedy, Geoffry William Keppel, Jeremiah ... Lindsay 307 254 Yarrawonga. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Matthews, Charles Richard Hammett, Leo Furze Peck, Ronald Howard ... 332 words
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  3. RETIREMENTS AND DISMISSALS
    Australian Government Gazette. Public Service (National : 1974 - 1977) Thursday 10 February 1977 p 3

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... : Stanley Charles Hammett, Chief Draftsman, Grade 1, 28.1.77. Patent, Trade Marks and Designs Office Western ... TREASURY Australian Taxation Office Queensland Section 67 (Invalidity); Alexander Gordon Lewis, Clerk, 28 ... 376 words
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  1. Papers relating to Colonel Alexander Marks, 1880-1954
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  1. A tradition in 'the dual role': a century of service in the Medical Corps. -The contribution of four doctor/ soldiers in three generations of the Marks family from Queensland-
    Pearn, John; Grant, Peter; James, William
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  2. BEGINNING FIRST AIDE
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    Overell, Richard; Overell, Richard (curator); Herrin, Stephen James, 1966-; Herrin, Stephen James, 1966- (assistant curator); Dunstan, David
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