Correspondence relating to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 1916

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Accession Number RCDIG0001517
Collection number PR05050
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 30
Object type Letters
Physical description 62 Image/s captured
Maker Pocock, Mary Anne 'Bessie'
Various
Place made At sea, Egypt, France, Western Front
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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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 1916. In letters home to members of her family, Pocock details her service as a nurse with the 2nd Australian General Hospital in Cairo and Boulogne, and, later, as matron of the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Trois Arbres. Also contained in this file is correspondence from friends and acquaintances to Pocock. This file contains:
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Mudros, 1 January 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, No. 2 General Hospital, Gezireh, Cairo, 22 January 1916;
Letter from Sydney C. [Tanner] to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, H.M. Hospital Ship "Assaye", Port Said, 23 January 1916;
Parcel post form, stamped Cairo, 25 January 1916;
Parcel post form, stamped Cairo, 25 January 1916;
Envelope addressed to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, postmarked 3 February 1916
Partial letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Mena Hospital, Egypt, 6 February 1916;
Partial letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Egypt, 7 February [1916];
Letter from Colonel W. H. B. Robinson, Australian Army Medical Service, to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arthur Powell, Ismailia, 27 February [1916];
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her mother, Luxor, 17 March 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Luxor, 18 March 1916;
Envelope postmarked with Cairo Pyramids, 24 March 1916;
Calling card for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock with entry on rear, 25 March 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Hospital Ship 'Braemar Castle', At sea, 28 March 1916;
Envelope addressed to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, postmarked 3 April 1916;
Notes by Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, April 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her sister, Marseille, France, 29 May 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her sister, Boulogne, 23 June 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, [France], 2 July 1916;
List of dates and nursing staff for No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 July to 31 December 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, No, 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 28 August 1916;
Envelope addressed to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, postmarked 10 September 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 18 September 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 25 September 1916;
Envelope addressed to John Pocock, postmarked 27 September 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 October 1916;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her sister, Marseilles, [1916];
Partial letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock [to her family], [1916];
Poem titled 'Gallipoli' written by Lance Corporal Duffy, 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, [1916].