While searching through the Memorial’s Research Centre collection looking for stories relating to the upcoming exhibition on nurses I came across the collection of Sister Beryl Maddock (nee Chandler), containing a typed memoir, newspaper clippings, letters and a scattering of photographs. Beryl’s story stood out to me as she was one of a small number of nurses selected to join the RAAF's newly formed Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit in 1944.
Bryant’s Diary: Friday 4th, Saturday 5th July 1941
Just the usual hospital routine, a pretty rapid improvement as a result.
Cosgriff’s Diary: Friday 4th July 1941