Martin O’Meara “may have mental illness to thank for bravery, WA historian says”

I read, with much interest, Philippa Martyr’s account of Martin O’Meara VC on the ABC’s website over the weekend. Despite being a brave man who saved many lives on the Western Front during the First World War, the state of O’Meara’s mental health has been the subject of discussion since he returned from the war in 1918. I’ve managed to dig up a fair bit of information on O’Meara during the course of researching my upcoming (hopefully…) biography. Stay tuned….

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