Then I thought about what were they like these four young men? Were they full of hope? Ready to undertake the biggest adventure of their lives? Were they afraid?
|Professional portrait - Flickr|
Then I began to think of the Australian nurses that served in WWI. As I served for a short period in the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC) in the late 1960s I wondered what their faces looked like. Did we wear the same style and colour of uniform in the 1960s? I cannot begin to images what conditions were like for those brave young women who left the comfort of home to go to the unknown. Brave indeed. 2,139 Australian nurses are reported to have served in WWI.
|Australian Nurses in Uniform from Egypt in World War 1|
I will write more in the future about the four 'cousins' who gave their lives in the Great War.