Oram, Wilma Elizabeth Forster (Captain, b.1916 - d.2001)

Accession Number PR88/163
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Young, Wilma Elizabeth Forster
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang
Date made 1943
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/120/016
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection relating to the Second World War service of VFX58783 Captain Wilma Elizabeth Forster Oram, 13 Australian General Hospital, prisoner of war, Malaya, 1943.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of a letter, written by Jock Mathieson, to Wilma Oram on Christmas Eve 1943. Mathieson writes of the preparations made in the men's prisoner of war camp to observe Christmas the following day.

History / Summary

Mathieson's letter to Oram was smuggled from the men's and into the women's prisoner of war camp in Palembang via the wood pile.