AWM P00824.005

portrait of two Sisters Ellen Keats and Elizabeth dressed in formal uniform of jacket, tie and hat

This portrait of Sisters Ellen Keats (left) and Elizabeth Pyman, 2/10th Australian General Hospital, taken before the start of the campaign, illustrates the vastly different fates of the nursing staff, depending on which ship they were evacuated on. Pyman left with the first draft in the Empire Star on 12 February and reached Australia safely. Keats boarded the Vyner Brooke the following day and was killed in the Banka Island massacre. (AWM P00824.005)

AWM P00824.005
Australian War Memorial
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