Album [Autograph book belonging to Mary Marwick, Voluntary Aid Detachment]

Accession Number RC03678
Collection number Souvenirs 10 Collection (Autographs and Autograph Books) 1/1/9
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Souvenir
Maker Various
Date made 1913-1971
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

An autograph album belonging to Mary Marwick that was given to her by her younger sister, Harriet, in August 1912. Mary, also known as Pollie/Polly to her family, was an English VAD and served in France during 1918 as a ward orderly nursing Australian soldiers at 1st Australian Field Hospital. She was transferred in 1919 to the 1st Australian General Hospital at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire County, Western England. The album was compiled from 1913 to 1971 and contains autographs of Mary's siblings and friends as well as 16 autographs written by the Australian servicemen she nursed during 1918 and 1919. Some of these include their battalion and home address details. Accompanying the book is a photograph of Mary wearing her VAD uniform in France, 1918.

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