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A plaque commemorates Vivian Statham (nee Bullwinkle), the sole survivor of Banka Island massacre in World War Two.

Vivian Bullwinkel-Statham AO, MBE, ARRC, ED (18 December 1915 – 3 July 2000) was an Australian Army nurse during the Second World War. She was the sole survivor of the Banka Island Massacre, when the Japanese killed 21 of her fellow nurses on Radji Beach, Bangka Island (Indonesia) on 16 February 1942.

Vivian retired from the army in 1947 and became Director of Nursing at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital. She devoted herself to the nursing profession and to honouring those killed on Banka Island, raising funds for a nurses' memorial and serving on numerous committees, including a period as a member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, and later president of the Australian College of Nursing.

Location

Address:Cathedral Avenue, Soldiers Chapel, St George`s Cathedral, Perth, 6000
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.955556
Long: 115.860833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Source: SKP, MA
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