|Place||Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Sumatra, Palembang|
|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||9 Image/s captured|
|Place made||Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Digital format and content protected by copyright.|
|Source credit to||This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.|
Wallet 7 of 8 - Mixed papers kept by Sister Vivian Bullwinkel while a prisoner of war, 1942 - 1944
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.