Jacob, Helen Bertha Mary, (Sister)

Accession Number PR02064
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Jacob, Helen Bertha Mary
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Western Australia, Perth, Malaya, Singapore
Date made 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Diary (and transcript) of NX70500 Sister Helen Jacob who served with the 10th Australian General Hospital in Singapore during the Second World War. Jacob's diary covers the year 1942 and she describes the fall of Singapore and her escape under heavy shelling on the frozen meat cooler boat Empire Star.