Patrick Joseph Twomey
Twomey devoted most of life in service of lepers and sufferers of tropical diseases in the South West Pacific. He was a member of the Leper Trust Board, and served as its secretary from 1942 until his death in 1963. He also served as a member of the Home Guard during World War II.
In the 1947 New Year Honours Twomey was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. He was also awarded the Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by the French in 1956. Twomey died in Suva on 1 August 1963.
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