Lieutenant-Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel
18 December 1915 – 3 July 2000
AO, MBE, ARRC, ED FNM
This Award is to honour one of the NMC’s founders, Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED (1915–2000). Vivian Bullwinkel joined the Australian Army Nursing Service in 1941 and was sent to Singapore just before it was invaded by the Japanese, forcing her evacuation on the SS ‘Vyner Brooke’. She was the sole survivor of the subsequent massacre on Radji Beach and survived internment in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.