Lorraine Stewart Blow as a member of the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), 1940-1948, interviewed by Jan Bassett

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Accession Number S01825
Collection type Sound
Measurement 19 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; BASF LP 35; 3 3/4 ips/9.5 cm.s; stereo; 5 inch
Maker Bassett, Jan
Blow, Lorraine Stewart
Date made 19 February 1987
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1940-1949
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to AWM Special Project Fellowship Award
Description

Early life; commenced civilian nursing training in 1926 at Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney; travelled to India and nursed there; returned to Australia in 1939 and enlisted in the army; called up in 1940; served on the Hospital Ship Manunda; four trips to Middle East; describes illnesses and injuries of patients returning to Australia; professional relationships between nurses and medical orderlies; Hospital Ship Manunda in Darwin harbour when bombed by Japanese in 1942; suffered shrapnel wounds in the attack; brought down to Concord Hospital in Sydney; after eight months convalescence returned to nursing duties at Concord Hospital; describes duties at Concord Hospital; stayed at Concord Hospital until her discharge in 1948; recreation; tells story of leave in Ishmalia in Egypt. END OF INTERVIEW
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