Smairl, Lilian Gladys (Nursing Sister, Royal Red Cross Medal, Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Navy b.1898 - d.1987)

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Accession Number PR87/128
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 10 FOLDERS
Object type Letters, Papers, Photograph
Maker Smairl, Lilian Gladys
Date made 1937-1969
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/042/027
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

LARGE COLLECTION DOCUMENTING SISTER SMAIRL'S SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL NAVY DURING WW2. AN AUSTRALIAN, WHO WAS IN ENGLAND WHEN WAR WAS DECLARGED, SHE WAS STATIONED AT CHATHAM NAVAL BASE, SERVED AT DUNKIRK EVACUATION AND ON HOSPITAL SHIPS SUCH AS THE "VASNA", WHERE SHE SAW ACTIVE SERVICE IN MANY OPERATIONS