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Mark Lidwill was born in Cheltenham, England and died ninety years later in Nowra on the South Coast of New South Wales. His father was a captain in the British Army and, as an only son, he commenced his education at Westminster School in London. The family came to Australia when Mark was eighteen and he completed his school studies at Melbourne Grammar School before entering the faculty of medicine of the University of Melbourne. Graduating with honours in 1902, he must have been a bright student to gain his MD less than three years later. In 1906 he married a daughter of Sir Phillip Sydney Jones and they had two daughters. M...