Wilma Oram

 

 

Age: 84

 

Summary: Australian nurse who had spent several years as a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II when she survived the sinking of the Vyner Brooke merchant ship that was bombed by the Japanese soldiers and killed 65 out of 21 fellow nurses off the coast of Bangka Island outside Indonesia, who later worked tirelessly towards many causes including greater recognition for Vietnam War veterans and to raise money for the Australian Service Nurses National Memorial that was unveiled in Canberra, Australia in 1999.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: August 17, 1916

 

Died: May 28, 2001

 

Location: Melbourne, Australia