A group of Australian Army Nursing Service sisters who had served in the Middle East with the 2/1st Australian General Hospital in front of a building occupied by the unit at Guildford, Western Australia in September 1942 ~

A group of Australian Army Nursing Service sisters who had served in the Middle East with the 2/1st Australian General Hospital in front of a building occupied by the unit at Guildford, Western Australia in September 1942 ~

Australian nurses of the 2/4 Casuality Clearing Station evacuated on the Vyner Brooke. Only Sister Mavis Hannah (centre) survived the prisoner  in Sumartra. Matron Irene Drummond (right) was killed in the massacre on Banka Island. Sister Dora Gardam (left) died 4 April 1945 as a prisoner of war. (AWM  120519)

Australian nurses of the 2/4 Casuality Clearing Station evacuated on the Vyner Brooke. Only Sister Mavis Hannah (centre) survived the prisoner in Sumartra. Matron Irene Drummond (right) was killed in the massacre on Banka Island. Sister Dora Gardam (left) died 4 April 1945 as a prisoner of war. (AWM 120519)

Australian nursing sisters in New Guinea - World War 2 Help Us Salute Our Veterans by supporting their businesses at www.VeteransDirectory.com and Hire Veterans VIA www.HireAVeteran.com Repin and Link URLs

Australian nursing sisters in New Guinea - World War 2 Help Us Salute Our Veterans by supporting their businesses at www.VeteransDirectory.com and Hire Veterans VIA www.HireAVeteran.com Repin and Link URLs

Betty Jeffrey .... Agnes Betty Jeffrey, OAM (14 May 1908 – 13 September 2000) was a nurse in the 2/10th Australian General Hospital during World War II; she was taken captive by the Japanese Imperial Army and interned in the Dutch East Indies. She later wrote about her experiences in the book White Coolies, which partially inspired the film Paradise Road and the 1955 Australian radio series White Coolies .[1] Missionary Margaret Dryburgh was a fellow internee with Jeffrey.

Betty Jeffrey .... Agnes Betty Jeffrey, OAM (14 May 1908 – 13 September 2000) was a nurse in the 2/10th Australian General Hospital during World War II; she was taken captive by the Japanese Imperial Army and interned in the Dutch East Indies. She later wrote about her experiences in the book White Coolies, which partially inspired the film Paradise Road and the 1955 Australian radio series White Coolies .[1] Missionary Margaret Dryburgh was a fellow internee with Jeffrey.

Group portrait of nursing sisters of the 2/7th Australian General Hospital on board the troop transport Acquitania shortly before departure from Australia for the voyage to the Middle East. A nurse in the back row holds a piano accordion. In the front row a kitten is being held, possibly the mascot for the group. Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Woolloomooloo. February 1941.

Group portrait of nursing sisters of the 2/7th Australian General Hospital on board the troop transport Acquitania shortly before departure from Australia for the voyage to the Middle East. A nurse in the back row holds a piano accordion. In the front row a kitten is being held, possibly the mascot for the group. Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Woolloomooloo. February 1941.

Betty Jeffrey, Army nurse & author of "White Coolies" (a diary of her years in a Japanese POW camp during WW2).

Betty Jeffrey, Army nurse & author of "White Coolies" (a diary of her years in a Japanese POW camp during WW2).

Sister Dorothy Elmes, 2/10 Australian Field Hospital .One of the "Vyner Brooke" Nurses and a victim of the Banka Island massacre 16/2/42

Sister Dorothy Elmes, 2/10 Australian Field Hospital .One of the "Vyner Brooke" Nurses and a victim of the Banka Island massacre 16/2/42

MOROTAI. 1945-05-16. LIEUTENANT A.H.F. MCCULLOCH AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, 2/5 GENERAL HOSPITAL, PREPARING A PENICILLIN INJECTION. - Australian War Memorial

MOROTAI. 1945-05-16. LIEUTENANT A.H.F. MCCULLOCH AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, 2/5 GENERAL HOSPITAL, PREPARING A PENICILLIN INJECTION. - Australian War Memorial

Australian nurses writing letters home in the comfortable quarters of one of the Australian general hospital units. 1941. #Letter

Australian nurses writing letters home in the comfortable quarters of one of the Australian general hospital units. 1941. #Letter

113th Aust [i.e. Australian] General Hospital. ca. 1943.

113th Aust [i.e. Australian] General Hospital. ca. 1943.

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