Wallet 1 of 12, Folder 2 of 2 - Collection relating to William L'Estrange Eames and the Australian Voluntary Hospital, 1914 - 1919

Accession Number AWM2020.7.62
Collection number 1DRL/0667
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 1
Object type Official Record, Letter
Physical description 37 Image/s captured
Maker Eames, William L'Estrange
Place made France
Date made 1914-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to the First World War Service of Brevet Colonel William L'Estrange Eames, Royal Army Medical Corps, England and France, 1915; 1919.

Wallet 1 of 12 - The second of two folders containing nominal rolls listing Australian officers, sisters, nurses and other staff that served at the Australian Voluntary Hospital, officers treated at the hospital during September and October 1914, and a summary list of total cases by nationality treated at the hospital through to April 1919. The folder also contains correspondence from Eames concerning staffing and operations at the hospital including a series of documents sent to the Minister for Defence, George Foster Pearce, comprising a list of Australian medical practioners and nurses who offered their services to Britain during the war, a short report on action taken by Australian medical officers in London during August 1914, and a summary history of the Australian Voluntary Hospital spanning the declaration of the war on 15 August 1914 through to 1 July 1916 when the British Army took over the facility and renamed it No. 32 Stationary Hospital.