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Biographical entry Rose, Solomon (Sol) (1916 - 2002)


2 May 1916
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14 February 2002
Medical administrator


Sol Rose was mentioned in dispatches while serving as a medical officer in the Australian Imperial Forces. He was invalided home and later declared totally and permanently incapacitated. As he regained health Rose began work with the Repatriation Department He continued to work for the Department for over thirty years, becoming medical superintendent of the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in 1978.



1940 - 1945
Career position - Resident Medical Officer with the 2-15th Battalion in the Middle East and South West Pacific Area with the Australian Imperial Force
1953 - 1980s
Career position - Worked for the Repatriation Department, later the Department of Veterans' Affairs
1963 - 1968
Career position - Senior Medical Officer (appeals) in the Central Office of the Repatriation Department
1968 - 1978
Career position - Deputy Director (medical services) of the Victorian Branch of the Repatriation Department
1970 - 1978
Career position - Federal Councillor and Vice-President of the Second Division Officers Association
1978 - 1981
Career position - Medical Superintendent at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
1987 - 1997
Career position - President of the Victorian Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women
Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) received

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Newspaper Articles

  • Oberman, Sonya, 'Obituary: Dr Sol Rose, OAM, a community spirit', The Age (2002). Details


Ailie Smith