Correspondence relating to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 1919

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Accession Number RCDIG0001520
Collection number PR05050
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 16
Object type Letters
Physical description 41 Image/s captured
Maker Pocock, Mary Anne 'Bessie'
Various
Place made At sea, South Africa, United Kingdom
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Correspondence relating to the First World War service of Mary Anne ‘Bessie’ Pocock, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). The correspondence in this file relates to the period in which Pocock served with No. 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital in Dartford, her travels around the United Kingdom after the war, and her subsequent return to Australia as matron of the troopship SS Zealandia. Included also are several documents relating to her role on the Zealandia and hand-drawn certificate from those she served with and tended to at Cobham Hall in 1917-1918. This file contains:
Receipts for ward Christmas decorations at No. 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 7-12 January 1919;
Partial letter from Mary Ann 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Dartford, 23 January 1919;
Letter from Alice Chown to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, Runnacleave Hotel, Ilfracombe, Devon, 2 February 1919;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Imperial House Club, 137 Ebony Street, London, 20 February 1919;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, [No. 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England], [February 1919];
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her sister, King George and Queen Mary Club for Nurses from British Overseas Dominions and America, Edinburgh, 22 March 1919;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, 26 March 1919;
Nominal roll for nursing staff aboard A. T. "Zealandia" on 10 May 1915, 2 May 1915;
Great Western Railway excess luggage note, 10 May 1919;
Great Western Railway excess luggage note, 10 May 1919;
Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, Cogill's Hotel, Wynberg, 3 June 1919;
Typescript letter from indecipherable to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 7 Herbert Crescent, Knightsbridge, London, October 1919;
Instructions to Sister-in-Charge Transport "Zealandia", [1919];
Partial letter from Mary Ann 'Bessie' Pocock [to her family], [At sea], [1919];
Certificate: "To Miss Bessie Pocock, Matron, with complements of the season from the following Australian nurses and sister at Cobham Hall, Kent, England", [1919];
Letter from Ethel M. Parker-[Jenkins] to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, [1919].