The Nursing and Midwifery School at Charles Sturt University is organising this commemorative ceremony in Bathurst on Sunday, 18 February at 4.30pm. Members who wish to attend can find the details of the ceremony below.
Commemorative Service will be held on:
Sunday 18th February, 2018, Commencing at 4.30pm
All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral,
Dress: Full military dress, medals, nursing uniforms and academic dress may be worn.
Wreaths will be laid at this service.
Refreshments will be in the hall after the service please
email FOS-Ops-Admin@csu.edu.au by 14 February for catering purposes.
Click HERE to print or download poster
We will remember both military and civilian nurses who have died in the service of others, however, the service will centre on the sinking of SS Vyner Brooke, which left Singapore Harbour on 14 February 1942, carrying the last evacuees – 181 souls, including servicemen, sailors, civilians and 65 Australian nurses and physiotherapists. 22 of the nurses were massacred on Radji Beach and only 24 returned to Australia at the end of the war.