Pressed butterfly souvenir from New Guinea, 1944. It was collected by Corporal Laura Lawson, who served in World War II with the Australian Army Women's Medical Service.

Born in St Kilda in 1915, Laura Lawson enlisted in 1943 in the Australian Army Women's Medical Services (service number VFX126851). She was discharged on 24 Feb 1947, at the rank of Corporal. She was Mentioned in Dispatches twice: for her 'Distinguished services South-West Pacific Area'; and for 'Exceptional service in the field S.W.P. area'.

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Pressed black and white butterfly specimen on card under layer of plastic.

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