ID number ART26301
Title Field Hospital Officer Australian Red Cross Society, Superintendent Lynne Davies
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Craig, Sybil
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1946
Medium pastel
Measurement Overall: 69 x 51.7 cm

Description

Depicts a portrait of Superintendent Lynne Davies, Field Hospital, Australian Red Cross Society Field Force. The Red Cross Field Force were a relatively small group of young women, drawn from all the Australian States, who attached to the Australian Military Hospitals, which they served both on the mainland and overseas. They had to pass a standard medical test required by the Army. Pay, posting, rank and promotion were controlled by the Red Cross, but they were at all times under the discipline of the Matron and the Military Authorities in the area, and were members of the AANS Mess.