Portrait of Staff Sister Pearl E. Corkhill MM, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), of Tilba ...

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Accession Number A04728
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film polyester negative
Maker Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Portrait of Staff Sister Pearl E. Corkhill MM, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), of Tilba Tilba, NSW. Awarded the Military Medal, 28 August 1918, aged 31. Corkhill had been transferred to No. 38 Casualty Clearing Station in France, which twice suffered heavy German air raids during the week of 27 July 1918. One bomb wrecked the sterilising room and others fell within the camp. Corkhill was on night duty at the time. She was one of the few nursing sisters to receive the Military Medal. Sister Corkhill's medals are in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.