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Syer, Ada Corbitt (Mickey) (1910 - 1991)

Born
15 November 1910
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
1991
Occupation
Servicewoman

Summary

Mickey Syer enlisted at Claremont, Western Australia, in the Australian Army on 6 February 1941. A member of the Australian Army Nursing Service, she was stationed with the 2/10th Australian General Hospital when captured by the Japanese during the fall of Singapore. Mickey spent three and a half years in Japanese prisoner of war camps in Sumatra.

During October 1945, she returned to Australia and was discharged from the Army on 10 August 1948.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.angellpro.com.au/women.htm accessed 2003-03-26.

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  • Group portrait of Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) nurses, who were former prisoners of war (POWs), 18 October 1945, P01701.003; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

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Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial Nurses
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Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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Title
Group portrait of Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) nurses, who were former prisoners of war (POWs
Type
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Date
18 October 1945
Control
P01701.003
Source
Australian War Memorial

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