|Location||Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2: Fall Sing|
|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1946|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Pacific Star : Matron O D Paschke, 2/10 Australian General Hospital
Pacific Star. Impressed reverse with recipient's details.
VFX38812 Matron Olive Dorothy Paschke enlisted 3 September 1940 in the Australian Army Nursing Service, serving in 2/10 Australian General Hospital in Singapore. She was missing presumed drowned on 14 February 1942 after being evacuated from Singapore aboard the SS Vyner Brooke which was bombed and sunk by the Japanese while passing southward through Banka Strait. A raft containing Matron Paschke, a number of nursing sisters and two children was lost at sea. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross (First Class) on 7 October 1941.