VANE, AMOURY (MORRIE) 1922–1999

Vane_MorrieFollowing active service during World War II, Morrie Vane completed his schooling and was given a Repatriation Grant to study medicine. In 1954 he graduated from Sydney University and, for several years, was in private practice in the Eastwood area. In 1969 he became the Assistant Police Medical Officer (PMO) for the NSW Police Force. In 1980 he was promoted to Director of Police Medical Services, a position he held until his retirement in 1987. In his 18 years as PMO he worked actively to improve the health and welfare of police officers and their families. On his retirement from the NSW Police he became the medical officer for the Army Reserve for 6 years. He was also president of the NSW Military Historical Society and an office bearer in his local RSL Sub Branch. He died on 15 April 1999.