Studio portrait of VFX66028 Captain Sister (Sr) Margaret Lamont Adams, Australian Army Nursing ...

Unit 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur
Accession Number P04320.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Maker Mills, Alice
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of VFX66028 Captain Sister (Sr) Margaret Lamont Adams, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), of Melbourne, Vic. Sr Adams enlisted on 13 November 1941, and was killed at sea, aged 29, whilst serving aboard the 2/3rd Australian Military Hospital Ship Centaur. At approximately 4 am on Friday 14 May 1943, during a voyage northwards, the Centaur was off Brisbane at Point Lookout, on Stradbroke Island, when she was struck without warning by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine. A total of 286 lives were lost, including 11 out of the 12 nurses on board.