Wallet 7 of 8 - Mixed papers kept by Sister Vivian Bullwinkel while a prisoner of war, 1942 - 1944

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Sumatra, Palembang
Accession Number AWM2020.22.57
Collection number PR01216
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 9 Image/s captured
Maker Bullwinkel, Vivian
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang
Date made 1942-1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Collection of personal papers relating to the Second World War and post-war service of VFX61330/F31029 Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Statham (nee Bullwinkel) AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FRCNA (b.1915 – d.2000) nursing sister and matron and prisoner of war, 1916-2001.

Series 1 Wallet 7 contains handwritten accounts of Christmas Days in the POW Camp in 1942, 1943, and 1944, and includes details of the newly formed Vocal Orchestra in 1943. Additionally, the wallet includes notes listing soldiers’ names, possibly imprisoned at a nearby camp, funeral arrangements, pallbearers and attendees and one hand written verse of the “the Captives’ Hymn” composed by fellow prisoner and English missionary Mrs Margaret Dryburgh.