Correspondence relating to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, copies

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Accession Number RCDIG0001530
Collection number PR05050
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 29
Object type Letters, Certificate, Newspaper cutting, Documents
Physical description 39 Image/s captured
Maker Pocock, Mary Anne 'Bessie'
Various
Place made Australia, South Africa: Cape Colony, United Kingdom
Date made 1899-1946
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Copies of correspondence relating to nursing service of Mary Anne ‘Bessie’ Pocock, New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve (NSWANSR) and Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). The items in this file are copies of originals that do not exist elsewhere in the collection. This file consists of letters, certificates, newspaper clippings and documents relating to Pocock’s service in both wars and also her role as a civilian nurse in Australia. This file contains:
[Copy] Certificate of registration from the Australian Trained Nurses Association for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 20 October 1899;
[Copy] Letter from Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock to her family, [East London], 13 June [1900];
[Copy] Service history written by Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, [c. 1902];
[Copy] Letter from [Mary J. Elliott] to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, [Fareham, Hampshire], 11 September 1903;
[Copy] Newspaper clippings: 'Australian Premier Visits Wounded' featuring Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock [dated 1918], and untitled article from the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate dated 18 January 1910;
[Copy] Letter from W. J. Pinkerton to his wife Rebecca 'Rube' Pinkerton (née Pocock), Yates Flat, 11 April 1913;
[Copy] Certificate of appointment to the Australian Army Nursing Service for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 11 October 1914;
[Copy] Christmas message 'The Angel of Pity' from Queen Alexandra to nurses of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, [Christmas 1914];
[Copy] Christmas message 'The Angel of Pity' from Queen Alexandra to nurses of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, [Christmas 1914];
[Copy] Account of the action between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden on 9 November 1914, published December 1914;
[Copy] Australian Military Forces form signed by Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock deferring her pay to Dr. Eric Sinclair, 1914;
[Copy] Letter from Lieutenant M. H. Cane to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, HMHS Assaye, 4 November 1915;
[Copy] Certificate awarded to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, Mentioned in Despatches by General Sir Ian Hamilton on 11 December 1916;
[Copy] Certificate awarded to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, Mentioned in Despatches by Lieutenant General Sir John Maxwell on 16 March 1916;
[Copy] Receipt of surgical supplies received by No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station from Queen Mary's Needlework Guild, 14 August 1916;
[Copy] Receipt of surgical supplies received by No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station from Queen Mary's Needlework Guild, 15 August 1916;
[Copy] Receipt of surgical supplies received by No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station from Queen Mary's Needlework Guild, 8 September 1916;
[Copy] Letter from to W. J. G. to his daughter Alice, Baryulgil, 10 September 1917;
[Copy] Letter from E. Fortescue (Lady-in-Waiting) to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, Buckingham Palace, 24 November 1917;
[Copy] Note: "Sent to me by Queen Alexandra, Dartford, Kent", 3 March 1918;
[Copy] Statement of previous service for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 12 August 1919;
[Copy] Invalid commemorative certificate for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, signed by King George V on 30 October 1919;
[Copy] Newspaper clipping titled 'Matron Pocock', Daily Examiner (Grafton), 6 December 1919;
[Copy] Certification of membership in the Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia, NSW Branch, for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 1919;
[Copy] Notification of Australian Army Nursing Service Reserve parade, 1920;
[Copy] Newspaper clippings: photograph of nurses from the First World War, and an obituary and funeral notice for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock from the Daily Examiner, 17 July 1946;
[Copy] Handwritten curriculum vitae for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, n.d;
[Copy] Record of service for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, n.d.;
[Copy] Folder with the names of A. B. Pocock and M. Pocock inscribed, n.d.