MITTELHEUSER, Pearl Beatrice

Service Numbers: QF70210, QFX19068
Enlisted: 16 October 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Australian General Hospital
Born: Bundaberg, Qld, Australia, 28 April 1904
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness (POW of Japan), Sumatra - Netherlands, East Indies, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies, 18 August 1945, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Grave Location: 3. C. 1., Jakarta War Cemetery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Memorials: Augusta Australian Army Nursing Sisters Monument, Australian Military Nurses Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Bicton Vyner Brooke Tragedy Memorial, W.A., Bundaberg Civic Centre Memorial Portico, Kapunda Dutton Park Memorial Gardens Nurses Plaques, War Nurses Memorial Park
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Captain, QF70210, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
16 Oct 1940: Involvement Captain, QFX19068, on WW2NR as (QF70210), later - QFX19068 -to- d/date: 18/08/1945 (Illness, POW of Japan).
16 Oct 1940: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Captain, QF70210, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), on WW2NR as (QF70210, before - Enlistment date: 16/10/1940); later - QFX19068 -to- d/d 18/08/1945.
16 Oct 1940: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Captain, QF70210, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
16 Oct 1940: Enlisted QFX19068, General Hospitals - WW2
12 Feb 1942: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Lieutenant, QFX19068, 10th Australian General Hospital , Embarked Ship - Date and Place of Departure: SS Vyner Brooke, 12/02/1942, Singapore, (with 65 other nurses, and civilians); to Japanese Aircraft Attack - sinking disaster - SS Vyner Brooke - Date and Place: 14/02/1942, Bangka Strait (by Bangka Island); (AWM) The Sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke; Also - POW'S & Missing Persons - Service, Unit & Rank - involved in, at the time of embarkation.
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore, POW: 15/02/1942; Service - involved: (A.A.N.S) Australian Army Nursing Service; Unit - involved: 10 Australian General Hospital; Rank: Lieutenant. Accordingly - as per stated: (AWM) POW'S & Missing Persons.

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