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Postcard - Patients Awaiting Transport, Cairo, Egypt, Nurse A. E. Williams (nee Cocking), World War I, 1917 Reg. No: MM 134005
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)|
|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|
|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'
|Date Depicted:||Cairo, Egypt, 1917|
|Previous Owner:||Alice Williams nee Cocking, 1915-1918|
|Organisation Depicted:||2 Australian General Hospital, 1917|