Wallet 1 of 9 – Papers listing nursing staff evacuated on the “Vyner Brooke”, a testimony to the Australian War Crimes Board of Inquiry, and papers relating to the sinking of SS Behar c.1942 - 1946

Accession Number AWM2020.22.101
Collection number PR01216
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 45 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made c.1942 - 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

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 8 Wallet 1 of 9 consists of papers listing the Nursing Staff of the 8th Division AIF, evacuated from Singapore on Steamship “Vyner Brooke” on 12th February 1942 and their subsequent fates, and a copy of “Condition of General Foreigners and Natives, Headquarters of South Eastern Group Army, August 30th, 1945”, a Japanese command report sent to the First Australian Army on the surrender of Rabaul. The wallet also includes a testimony from Sister Nesta Gwyneth James to the Australia War Crimes Board of Inquiry, 1945 and correspondence and accounts of the sinking of SS Behar, 1946.