Photo Album by Nursing Sister Wilhemina Raymont

Photo Album by Nursing Sister Wilhemina Raymont

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Joyce Edwards Collection


Paper, Leather, Photographic paper


This photo album offers a poignant glimpse into the life of Sister Wilhelmina (Mina) Rosalie Raymont, a courageous nurse from the 2/4th Casualty Clearing Station of the Australian Army Nursing Service during WWII. Captured by the Japanese after surviving the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke, Mina endured harsh internment in Sumatra, where she maintained her spirits by organising sing-alongs and participating in camp activities. Despite the severe conditions, her resilience and camaraderie with fellow nurses shone through. Tragically, Mina succumbed to cerebral malaria on 8 February 1945. Her grave now lies in the Jakarta War Cemetery, a testament to her bravery and the ultimate sacrifice she made.

Physical description

This photo album has a leather-bound cover and cardboard pages. Inside, it holds black-and-white photos and handwritten notes, capturing moments from WWII in Malaya (now Malaysia and Singapore).

Statement of significance

This photo album holds significant historical and personal value, documenting the experiences of Sister Wilhelmina (Mina) Rosalie Raymont and her fellow nurses during WWII in Malaya. The photographs and handwritten notes provide a unique, firsthand account of their bravery, resilience, and camaraderie under Japanese captivity. It serves as a poignant tribute to their sacrifices and offers invaluable insights into a critical period of history.



Nursing Sister Wilhemina Raymont




Joyce Edwards



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