Simkin, Irene

Accession Number PR90/056
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Simkin, Irene
Place made Australia
Date made 1990
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 90/0569
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Second World War, 1939-1945
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Vietnam, 1962-1975

Collection relating to Irene Simkin, a former member of the RAF, and wife of an army officer who served in Korea, 1957-1958. Collection consists of a copy of a typed transcript describing her military experiences in Singapore shortly after the end of the Second World War; the apprehension she felt when newly married, and her husband was posted to Korea; her experience and conditions encountered following her husband to Malaya in 1957 with two small children; and life in Australia while her husband was posted to Vietnam.