This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on the Western Front during WW1 and was awarded the Military Medal (the highest medal for nurses) for bravery and it was pinned on her by King George V at Buckingham Palace. She was also awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal and is listed in the Dictionary of Biography of notable Australians.
Personal recollections testify that there were beatings and kicking of "Undesirables" in the camps by the British soldiers. The British burned the homesteads, killed livestock and destroyed crops. Women and children of burghers in the field were labeled "Undesirables" treated much worse than those of men who had surrendered.