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  • Even if he has not yet called on them every soldier that ever pulled on a pair of combat boots or picked up a rifle KNOWS that he owes a debt of gratitude the the women and men who are the nurses and medical staff that are there waiting to pull him back from the brink.

  • Choose a link from the list and pay tribute to the "Sisters" and the blokes that make up all the medical and medical support units.








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image by Phil Rutherford

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(Left) Louie Riggall VAD, who died of illness while nursing at Rouen in 1918, and (right) Sister Irene Singleton, who died as a Prisoner of War on Banka Island in 1945.

The Memorial at Maffra in Gippsland Victoria

2 WW1 postcards in praise of the nurses.

  • The cover of the magazine "New Idea" featuring Colonel Sage in the uniform of Matron in Chief of the Australian Army Medical Service (AAMS) superimposed over an image of the Australian General Service badge, the "Rising Sun" with the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces scroll.
  • The image appeared just before the WW2 Victory March in London.

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