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Augusta Army Nurses Memorial
Augusta Army Nurses Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Sandra Tattersall / Graeme Saunders

Memorial commemorates nursing sisters who died as a result of enemy action.

Fifty-three Australian Nurses lost their lives during World War Two. Twenty-one were shot by the Japanese in the Banka Island massacre in 1942, twelve drowned when the "SS Vyner Brook" sank, eight died in Prisoner-of-War camps, eleven drowned when the `Centaur` was torpedoed off the Queensland coast and one died when the hospital ship "Manunda` was bombed by the Japanese in Darwin harbour in February 1942.

Location

Address:York Street, War Memorial Park, Augusta, 6290
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.327222
Long: 115.165556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN REVERENT MEMORY
            —OF—
THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY
NURSING SISTERS
WHO DIED AS A RESULT
OF ENEMY ACTION WHILE
SERVING THEIR COUNTRY
"LEST WE FORGET"

AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES NURSES WHO DIED DURING SERVICE 1939 -1945 WAR

[Names of the 53 nurses who lost their lives]

Left Side Inscription

To your right is an alphabetical listing of the nursing sisters who made the supreme sacrifice for their country during World War II.  Below, the names are listed with details of their fate

Shot on beach at Banka Island [ Names ]

Hospital ship "Centaur" was torpedoed off Queensland the following nurses were drowned [ Names }

Perished when "S. S. Vyner Brook" sank [ Names ]

Died in prisoner of war camp Banka Island [ Names ]

Died in prisoner of war camp Sumatra [ Names ]

Killed on hospital ship "Manunda"during air raid at Darwin Harbour [ Names ]

 

Source: MA,WMR
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