80th Anniversary Commemorative Service – CANCELLED

80th Anniversary Commemorative Service – SS Vyner Brooke & Banka Island Massacre

In February 1942, SS Vyner Brooke sank while escaping from Singapore.

65 Australian Army Nursing Service nurses were on board. 12 drowned at sea, 21 were killed on Banka Island, 8 died as POWs.


3pm, Sunday 6 November 2022 at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Ann Street, Brisbane, Qld.

Hosted by Australian College of Nursing, St John’s Anglican Cathedral Brisbane, Defense Service Nurses RSL, Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses.

Dress: full military dress, medals, nursing uniforms and academic dress may be worn.

For further information, contact Professor Linda Shields, l.e.shields@uq.edu.au.edu.au, 0447477094

The event is finished.


Nov 06 2022


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


St John's Anglican Cathedral
Ann Street Brisbane QLD