Claire Forbes - He never really recovered
He never fully recovered because his wounds included punctured lungs and forearm damage.
He still carried shrapnel, he had congestive cardiac failure all secondary to those conditions but when he first came home his health maintained with medical care.
He was a Commonwealth public servant and he was working in the law courts in Adelaide.
Gradually health problems intervened but it didn't stop him from still maintaining contact with all the people he knew particularly the ex-service people and with my father at home.