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Sir William Crowther was born in Hobart, a scion of a most distinguished Tasmanian family. His forebears were influential and distinguished people in Tasmania, or Van Dieman's Land as it was then known. Sir William was educated at Melbourne University (Ormond College) and graduated with MB BS in 1910. He had a distinguished career in the AIF serving in Gallipoli and France. He was wounded, mentioned in despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He also served in World War II.
He was a distinguished member of the community in Hobart and indeed all of Tasmania. With his family connections he had close contact with the...