- 21 October 1913
Petersham, New South Wales, Australia
- 7 December 2001
- Alternative Names
- Greer, Jean (maiden name)
Jean Greer (later Pemberton) enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 December 1940. Attached to the 2/10 Australian General Hospital she was posted to Malaya in 1941.
On 14 February 1942, Jean was one of the 65 nurses aboard the ship Vyner Brooke when it was sunk by Japanese bombing. After reaching the shore she was captured by the Japanese and was a Prisoner of War for the next three and a half years before being liberated.
Jean Greer was discharged on 23 September 1946 and married Scotsman Duncan Pemberton in Singapore in 1947.
The couple moved to England where Jean died on 7 December 2001.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.angellpro.com.au/women.htm accessed 2003-03-26.