Petherick, Elizabeth Elfrida (VX133169, Lieutenant, 2/4 AGH)

Place Asia: Malaysia, Labuan
Accession Number MSS2046
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Petherick, Elizabeth Elfrida
Wright, Penelope Jean (Penny)
Date made 2009
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

23 page typescript manuscript relating to the Second World War service of VX133169 Lieutenant Elizabeth Elfrida Petherick (nee Retallack) 2/4 AGH Australian Army Nursing Service. Notes from an interview between P. Wright and E. Petherick. The manuscript covers the experiences of a nurse in the 2/4th AGH both in Australia and in Labuan. Lieutenant Rettallack's experiences of training in Australia and posting overseas are detailed, including incidents relating to other hospitals, servicemen, indigenous populations, and the patients in the 2/4th AGH. Additional notes relating to her post-war career are included, as are copies of poems written to Sister Rattallack by British patients.