Staff Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), in service dress uniform. Bullwinkel is well known as the sole survivor of the infamous Banka Island massacre in which 21 of her AANS colleagues were killed by Japanese troops
A group of Australian Army Nursing Service sisters who had served in the Middle East with the Australian General Hospital in front of a building occupied by the unit at Guildford, Western Australia in September 1942 ~
Australian nurses of the Casuality Clearing Station evacuated on the Vyner…
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 . Missionary Margaret Dryburgh was a fellow internee with Jeffrey.
In the uniforms of French-grey and carmine, the sisters of the Australian General Hospital make a colourful study as they form up for inspection by Matron Best near Rehovot, Palestine. Many of these nurses are seasoned campaigners, who have.