Pacific Star: Sister M I Anderson, Australian Army Nursing Service

Accession Number REL24178.003
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Bronze
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2: Fall Sing
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Pacific Star. Impressed reverse with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of Lieutenant Margaret Anderson, 2/10 Australian General Hospital and Hospital Ship Wanganella. Margaret Irene Anderson was born in Melbourne, Victoria on 11 December 1915. She enlisted into the Second AIF on 19 September 1941. Anderson evacuated Singapore on the motor vessel Empire Star on 12 February 1942. She was awarded the George Medal for her actions in assisting and protecting wounded soldiers during Japanese attacks on the ship. Anderson was discharged on 4 June 1946.