Betty Jeffrey

Nurse, Military Person

1908 – 2000

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Who was Betty Jeffrey?

Agnes Betty Jeffrey, OAM was a nurse in the 2/10th Australian General Hospital during World War II; she was taken captive by the Japanese Imperial Army and interned in the Dutch East Indies. She later wrote about her experiences in the book White Coolies, which partially inspired the film Paradise Road and the 1955 Australian radio series White Coolies . Missionary Margaret Dryburgh was a fellow internee with Jeffrey.

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Born
May 14, 1908
Australia
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Died
Sep 13, 2000

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on July 23, 2013

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