Correspondence relating to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 1914

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Accession Number RCDIG0001515
Collection number PR05050
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 9
Object type Letters
Physical description 18 Image/s captured
Maker Pocock, Mary Anne 'Bessie'
Place made At sea, Egypt
Date made 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Correspondence relating to the First World War service of Mary Anne ‘Bessie’ Pocock, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). This file contains correspondence and notes for the year 1914 and predominantly relates to Pocock’s service as a nurse with the 2nd Australian General Hospital in Cairo. In letters home to members of her family she details her journey from Australia to Egypt aboard the troopship HMAT Argyllshire, and her experiences in Egypt after having arrived. This file contains:
Money order received from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 31 October 1914;
Note by Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, [At sea], 18-19 November 1914 [includes note to her brothers];
Note by Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, [At sea], 23 November 1914;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, S.S. Argyllshire, [At sea], 24 November 1914;
Note by Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, [At sea], [November 1914];
Note by Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, [Egypt], 7-8 December 1914;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Hospital, Pyramids, 28 December 1914;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Mena House, Cairo, 10 December 1914;
Note by Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, [Egypt], [December 1914].