Australia Service Medal : Matron O D Paschke, 2/10 Australian General Hospital

Accession Number REL25108.005
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Nickel silver
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

Australia Service Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

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.