Medical Service

  • Nurse capes photo
  • 60th General Hostpital at Hortiach, Greece
  • 60th General Hostpital at Hortiach, Greece
  • Sister Lucy Pitman at 60th General Hostpital at Hortiach, Greece
  • Sutton Veny military hospital
  • Sutton Veny military hospital
  • Sister Lucy Pitman's kit bag
  • William Crowther at Claremont Camp
  • William Crowther's copper washing bowl
  • 7th Field Ambulance photo
  • Harry Baily shortly after enlisting
  • Barry Baily and the 7th Field Ambulance stretcher bearers
  • 7th Field Ambulance stretcher bearers
  • Red Cross flag flying above the Casualty Clearing Station below Hill 971
  • Harry Baily's diary
  • Harry Baily and wife Lorna Gibbons
  • 1915 Red Cross Flag with signatures of Harry Baily's comrades

It wasn’t just soldiers who joined the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and went to war. Tasmanian doctors and nurses used their skills and experience in the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) and the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). They worked just behind the front line in casualty clearing stations or in hospitals further back to tend to the wounded. Their duty? To bring sick and wounded soldiers back to fighting fitness as quickly as possible.

These are just some of the evocative photographs and objects featured in the exhibition, telling the stories of Tasmanian men and women who undertook medical service during WWI.

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