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Postcard - Patients Awaiting Transport, Cairo, Egypt, Nurse A. E. Williams (nee Cocking), World War I, 1917 Image Reg. No: MM 134005

Summary:
One of five postcards relating to the transport ship SS Miltiades, contained in a yellow envelope. The envelope was contained in a diary probably written by sister Alice Elizabeth Cocking, later Sister Williams.

The memoir records life of a nurse on transport ships, in hospitals and on leave. It is written in a school exercise book some time after the event - possibly even after World War II.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin postcard.
Description Of Content:
Crowd of nurses and patients, some on medical stretchers, awaiting transportation. They are next to the Australian General Hospital building in Cairo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, world war i 1914-1918, military memorabilia, soldiers, nurses, medical workers, military medical care
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: medical patients & treatment
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink on the back of the postcard; 'POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS ONLY'

Hand written in black ink on the back of the postcard; 'Patients leaving for / [illeg] from / 14th AGH Cairo'
Format: Postcard: Monochrome
Date Depicted: Cairo, Egypt, 1917
Previous Owner: Alice Williams nee Cocking, 1915-1918
Organisation Depicted: 2 Australian General Hospital, 1917

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