Dora Shirley GARDAM

Poppy

GARDAM, Dora Shirley

Service Numbers: TFX2183, TX2183
Enlisted: 14 October 1940, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Casualty Clearing Station
Born: Ulverstone, Tasmania, 24 August 1910
Home Town: Youngtown, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Banka Island, 4 April 1945, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
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Memorials: Augusta Australian Army Nursing Sisters Monument, Australian Military Nurses Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Vyner Brooke Tragedy Memorial, W.A.
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World War 2 Service

14 Oct 1940: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN TFX2183, Australian Army Nursing Service, Hobart, Tasmania
7 Dec 1941: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN TX2183, 2nd/4th Casualty Clearing Station, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
4 Apr 1945: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN TX2183, 2nd/4th Casualty Clearing Station, Prisoners of War

OUR SINGAPORE NURSES

Emotional Welcome As Gallant Women Return

Fremantle, Western Australia; The Australian Women's Weekly

Saturday; 3 November 1945, Page 19.



OUR SINGAPORE NURSES

BY: Josephine O'Neill



No legendary figures, but ordinary women, you, who died

Facing the water, last glance each to each

Along the beach, leaving your bodies to the accustomed surf

Your hearts to home

No legendary figures, but ordinary women, you, who lived

Holding the spirit, through the camps slow slime

Unsoiled by time ...

Bringing your laughter out of degraded toil

As a gift to home

As ordinary women, by your dying you fortify the mind

As ordinary women, by your living you honor all mankind.



TROVE: http://nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/55465571

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