Digital image of a photograph printed onto a postcard backing, depicting patients and nurses, World War I, 1915-1918. Probably includes Harry Cousland.

Part of a collection of material relating to the World War I military service of Hans Harry Cousland. Harry was a 21-year-old labourer from Port Melbourne when he enlisted to serve in World War I in 1915. He was wounded on 26 August 1916, recovered and returned to the front. There he was promoted then wounded again on 14 January 1917, receiving a gunshot wound in his left forearm which severed his ulnar nerve and caused a compound fracture of his left radius. He was operated on but his wound healed incorrectly with on-going nerve damage, and he was left with 'total incapacity' of his arm. He returned to Australia on 31 December 1917 on the hospital ship Themistocles and discharged medically-unfit in August 1918.

Description of Content

Group of soldiers and nurses in front of building. The first two rows sit on the ground or or chairs; the rest are standing. A pair of crutches lies on the ground in front of the group. The soldiers are in hospital uniforms with hats; the nurses have white veils and aprons.

Physical Description

Digital image from black and white print.

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