Commemorative Service for Nurses

Start: 18 Feb 2018 4:30 pm
End: 18 Feb 2018 5:30 pm

The Service:

Charles Sturt University (CSU) will co-host a Commemorative Service for Nurses at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, Bathurst. The Service will be held in the presence of His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove.

Wreaths will be laid at the service.


All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 3 Church St, Bathurst NSW 2795


Sunday 18 Feb. 2018, commencing at 4.30pm


Full military dress, medals, nursing uniforms and academic dress may be worn.


RSVPs will close on 14 Feb 2018 and should be sent (for catering purposes) to

Background information:

Nurses serve wherever they are needed in peacetime, in conflict and in war.

Since the South African (Boer) War, 102 Australian nurses have died on active service, while many civilian nurses have given their lives serving others.

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.

“All nurses serve the people for whom they care”

Venue / Address:
All Saints Anglican Cathedral 3 Church St, Bathurst NSW 2795

Contact Phone: 0419490431
Contact Email: Linda Shields