|Place||Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Banka Island|
|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
|Date made||c 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of NFX70526 Sister Dorothy Gwendoline (Buddy) Elmes, 2/10th Australian General ...
Studio portrait of NFX70526 Sister Dorothy Gwendoline (Buddy) Elmes, 2/10th Australian General Hospital (2/10th AGH), Australian Army Nursing Service. She was one of sixty five Australian nurses and over 250 civilian men, women and children evacuated on the Vyner Brook from Singapore, three days before the fall of Malaya. The Vyner Brooke was bombed by Japanese aircraft and sunk in Banka Strait on 14 February 1942. Of the sixty five nurses, thirty two survived the sinking and were taken Prisoner of War (POW) of which eight later died in captivity. Sister Elmes was one of the remaining twenty two nurses who were washed ashore on Radji Beach, Banka Island, where they surrendered to the Japanese, along with twenty five British soldiers. On 16 February 1942 the group was massacred, the soldiers were bayoneted and the nurses were order to march into the sea where they were shot. Only Sister Vivian Bullwinkel and a British soldier survived the massacre. Both were taken POW, but only Sister Bullwinkel survived the war. (Donor C. Neal)
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