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P02426.001

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ID number P02426.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

Portrait of VFX38812 Matron Olive Dorothy (Dot) Paschke RRC, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). Matron Paschke was in charge of 2/10 Australian General Hospital (AGH) nurses and was evacuated from Singapore on the SS Vyner Brooke, which was sunk by the Japanese in the Bangka Strait. She was on a raft, with several other Sisters and two small children, which was carried out to sea and disappeared on 1942-02-14. Matron Paschke was awarded the Royal Red Cross in 1942 and was posthumously awarded the Florence Nightingale medal. (Her medals are held by the AWM) (Donor: J. Jones)