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Postcard - 'SS Dover Castle Leaving Cape Town Docks', South Africa, Nurse A. E. Williams (nee Cocking), World War I, 1917 Reg. No: MM 134006
- 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:
- SS Dover Castle leaving the Cape Town docks, South Africa.
- 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, ships, world war i 1914-1918, military memorabilia, military medical care|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Inscriptions:||Printed in red ink on the front of the postcard; 'U=C. S.S. DOVER CASTLE leaving Cape Town Docks, Cape Town.'
Printed in black ink on the back of the postcard; 'POST CARD / The Address only here / STAMP / No. 1021. Published by H. VERNON. 74, Plein Street, Cape Town. Printed in Germany'
|Date Depicted:||Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa, 1917|
|Previous Owner:||Alice Williams nee Cocking, 1915-1918|