King, Lydia Kathleen (Sister, b.1886 - d.1972)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number 3DRL/6040
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm
Object type Papers
Maker King, Lydia Kate
Place made Australia, Egypt, Malta, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1914-1972
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/017/013
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to the First World War service of Sister Lydia K King, AANS. Collection consists of handwritten diary in brown leather cover 1914-1972, covers service in Dardanelles area, Malta and Egypt; visit to England in 1915; return to Australia in 1916; return to Egypt and No 3 General Hospital in July 1916 and then to Britain. Diary continues after the war with descriptions of family events. Also included are two typed extracts from diary re the Anzac landing; newsclipping re golf tournment (not dated); "Recepisse de Demande De Carte Didentite" (French Identity card with photograph) issued December 1918 in Nice; movement order from No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 25 May 1918; summary of war service re Sister King and Lt Col Herbert Gordon Carter (husband); application for Anzac medal, 26 June 1967; mock charge sheet; travel arrangements (not dated, incomplete).