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WW1 Australian Women Deaths

Australian Women who gave their lives in WW1
By Jennifer Baker
 
 WW1 Australian Women
 
43 Australian Women gave their lives in WW1 while undertaking Humanitarian Aid
 
 
4 Deaths - Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD)
Louise (Louie) Blanche Riggall
Lydia W F Grant
Kathleen Adele Brennan
Amy Maud Augusta Parrott
 
1Death - Civilian Nurses
Hilda Grace Williams

3 Deaths - Merchant Navy - Stewardess
Clara Louisa McMillan
Edith Keighly Newton
Jean Robertson

1 Death - Australian Munition Worker
Rose Roseman

1 Death - Women's Royal Air Force
Dora Ashley

26 Deaths - Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
Ettie Barnett 
Louisa Annie Bicknell
Emily Clare
Ruby Dickinson
Gertrude Agnes Grewar
May Hennessy
Hilda Mary Knox
Irene McPhail
Edith Ann Moorhouse
Letita Gladys Moreton
Norma Violet Mowbray
Gertrude Evelyn Munro
Lily Nugent
Amy Veda O'Grady
Rosa O'Kane
Katherine Lawrence Porter
Kathleen Power
Edith Amelia REED
Doris Alice Ridgway
Elizabeth Rothery
Mary Florence Stafford
Ada Mildred Thompson
Fanny Isobel Catherine Tyson
Jean Miles Walker ( Matron Jean Miles-Walker)
Beatrice Middleton Watson
Blodwyn Elizabeth Williams

1 Deaths – Hospital Ships - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Edith Blake

7 Deaths - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Myrtle Elizabeth Wilson
Charlotte Berrie
Florence Narrelle Jessie Hobbes
May Dickson
Agnes Beryl Corfield
Nellie M Saw
(Alice) Blanche Atikinson


Their Full details 

Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) - 4 Deaths 


Louise (Louie) Blanche Riggall

Attached Image: monthly_08_2007/post-21558-1186787042.jpg
 
Died from a cerebral haemorrhage on 31st August 1918 Rouen France - died in France
7th Sept 1918 - buried St Sever Cemetery ( Grave/Memorial Reference: Officers, B. 3. 1. )-
Mentioned in Despatches for her services with the British Red Cross (BRCS)
Name is recorded on the Nurses Roll of Honour in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne & RSL Memorial Hall Maffra
VAD – member
Australian Red Cross Society - Served in Heliopolis and 1 AGH (Australian General Hospital ) at Rouen France

Australian War Memorial file 

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Riggall, Louisa B Unknown unit 1914-1918
 
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry 

RIGGALL, LOUISA

Rank:
Member
Date of Death:
31/08/1918
Regiment/Service:
Australian Red Cross Society
Grave Reference
Officers, B. 3. 1.
Cemetery
ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN




Lydia W F Grant

( Lydia William Falconar Grant )
Died 1 April 1917 - Cause of Death Measles turned Septic Arthritis - treated at Manchester 2nd Western General Hospital -
Died in England on active Service
Died from measles turned to septic arthritis at (Ducie Avenue Military Hosp) Manchester 2nd West General Hospital, England on the 1st April 1917, age 37 (reg. Chorlton, Lancashire)
[Both brothers were sent for when she fell seriously ill and Chesborough was in attendance at her death]
Buried in the Southern Cemetery, Manchester.
The inscription on her (private) tombstone reads:
Lydia William Falconar Grant VAD. Member of the Brisbane Branch of the Red Cross Society of Australia. Born at Falcon Hall Morningside Edinburgh and died at Ducie Avenue Military Hospital Manchester on the 1st of April 1917. Elder daughter of Peter G Grant and Emily Grant of Brisbane Queensland.
Her name is listed on memorial boards at the Territorial Army Centre in Stretford, and York Cathedral
VAD – Nurse
British Red Cross -BRCS VAD Australian Detachment Brisbane 2
aboard HMAT Osterley, on 23 September 1916
Red Cross Wounded and Missing - Lydia Grant

Australian War Memorial file 

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
 
Grant, L W P Unknown unit 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry  - no entry found



Kathleen Adele Brennan

 

Died of influenza at Leicester, England on 24 November 1918.
BURIED Welford Road Cemetery, Leichester England
 
( cemetery details - BRENNAN, Nurse Kathleen Adele, Australian Army Nursing Service. 24.11.1918 - Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. O1. 198.)
VAD – member
Australian Red Cross Society, left Australia for United Kingdom aboard HMAT Osterley, on 27 September 1916  

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Brennan, K A Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry 

BRENNAN, K A

Rank:
Nurse
Date of Death:
24/11/1918
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Screen Wall. O1. 198.
Cemetery
LEICESTER (WELFORD ROAD) CEMETERY

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/379209/BRENNAN,%20K%20A

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The Military funeral procession of Kathleen Adele Brennan, Australian Red Cross Society, member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment. Brennan died of influenza at Leicester, England on 24 November 1918

Australian war memorial photo - P05074.004






































Amy Maud Augusta Parrott 

Died 24 October 1918
Age at Death 37
Cemetery or Memorial Details SOUTH AFRICA 53. Johannesburg (Brixton New) Cemetery. E.C. 2219
Family details: DAUGHTER OF COL & MRS T S PAROTT OF SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
VAD – Nurse Sister
Unit Volunteer Aid Detachment
British Red Cross -BRCS VAD - Service Allied Forces
Born in Sidney. Educated at Lolaville Ladies College Raudwick. On taking up her abode in S Africa took up nursing & on the outbreakof the great war 1914 - 1918, enlisted with the S African troops as a nurse & went right through th War. On returning home an epidemic of pnemonic influenza broke out in Johannesburg. She at once offered her services, caught the dreaded disease & died in three days at the age of 29. She was accorded a Military funeral

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Parrott, Amy Maud Augusta Volunteer Aid Detachment 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry 

PARROTT, AMY MAUD AUGUSTA

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
24/10/1918
Age:
37
Regiment/Service:
Voluntary Aid Detachment
Grave Reference
E.C. 2219.
Cemetery
JOHANNESBURG (BRIXTON) CEMETERY
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/126440/PARROTT,%20AMY%20MAUD%20AUGUSTA




 Civilian Nurses -  1 Death


Hilda Grace Williams

Died 4th January 1919
Cause of Death pneumonic influenza
Age at Death  25
Cemetery or Memorial Details  Woodman's Point WA
Rank
Unit
Service Civilian Volunteer Nurse
Conflict 1914-1918
 
 
 
 
 
 
Woodman Point Quarantine Station website dedication to her

Australian War Memorial search - no entry found

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry  - no entry found





Merchant Navy Stewardess - 3 Deaths 


Clara Louisa McMillan

Stewardess ( Saln. ) Clara Louisa McMILLAN, ' 
Died 26 June 1918
Cause of Death Killed by mine
Age at Death 31
Cemetery or Memorial Details 39. Mercantile Marine Memorial, Tower Hill, London
Rank Stewardess
Unit SS Wimmera (Melbourne)
Service Merchant Navy
Conflict 1914-1918

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
McMillan, Clara Louisa SS Wimmera (Melbourne) 1914-1918


Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry  

McMILLAN, CLARA LOUISA

Rank:
Stewardess
Trade:
Saln.
Date of Death:
26/06/1918
Age:
31
Regiment/Service:
Mercantile Marine
 
"Wimmera" (Melbourne)
Panel Reference
 
Memorial
TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Daughter of Mrs. Margaret McIlwraith, of 229, Bridport St., Albert Park, Australia.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3060306/McMILLAN,%20CLARA%20LOUISA


  Stewardess ( Saln. ) Clara Louisa McMILLAN, '





































Edith Keighly Newton 

Died 26 June 1918 
Cause of Death Killed by mine 
Cemetery or Memorial Details 39. Mercantile Marine Memorial, Tower Hill, London 
Rank Assistant Saloon Stewardess 
Unit SS Wimmera (Melbourne) 
Service Merchant Navy

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
 




 
 

NameService NumberUnitConflict
Newton, Edith KeighlySS Wimmera (Melbourne)1914-1918


Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry




NEWTON, EDITH KEIGHLY

Rank:
Assistant Saloon Stewardess
Date of Death:
26/06/1918
Regiment/Service:
Mercantile Marine
 
"Wimmera" (Melbourne)
Panel Reference
 
Memorial
TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2972680/NEWTON,%20EDITH%20KEIGHLY

  Stewardess ( Saln. ) Clara Louisa McMILLAN, '









Jean Robertson 

Died 26 June 1918
Cause of Death Killed by mine
Cemetery or Memorial Details 39. Mercantile Marine Memorial, Tower Hill, London The Evening Post of the 28th June 1918 Rank 1st Class Stewardess
Unit SS Wimmera (Melbourne)
Service Merchant Navy
reported “that among the passengers and crew there were many splendid instances of courage. Mrs Robertson, stewardess, cheerfully helped the women and children with the scanty clothing available, and in fitting lifebelts. Then she walked to the upper deck and stood by doing what she could till the steamer took her final plunge”.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry

Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Robertson, Jean SS Wimmera (Melbourne) 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

ROBERTSON, JEAN

Rank:
Stewardess
Trade:
1st Cl.
Date of Death:
26/06/1918
Regiment/Service:
Mercantile Marine
 
"Wimmera" (Melbourne)
Panel Reference
 
Memorial
TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Stewardess ( Saln. ) Clara Louisa McMILLAN, ' 


Australian Munition Worker - 1 Death


Rose Roseman

[IMAGE] North Sheen Cemetery - Roseman, RoseDied 25 November 1918
Cemetery or Memorial Details SURREY 150. Fulham New Cemetery, North Sheen. FC. 306
Australian Munition Worker - Service No. B/539

note:  it now thought that this could be a mistack in the name and could be infact Ross Roseman )
 
 
 
 
 
 



Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Roseman, R B/539 1914-1918


Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

ROSEMAN, ROSS

Rank:
Worker
Service No:
B/539
Date of Death:
25/11/1918
Age:
49
Regiment/Service:
Australian Munition Worker
Grave Reference
FC. 306.
Cemetery
NORTH SHEEN CEMETERY







Women's Royal Air Force - 1 Death

Dora Ashley
Died 4 November 1918
Cause of Death Died of pneumonia
Age at Death 27
Cemetery or Memorial Details LONDON 8. Kensal Green (All Souls) Cemetery. 198. 19. 460933
Service Number 17663
Unit No 10 Motor Transport Repair Depot, Women's Royal Air Force
Service Women's Royal Air Force
Daughter of E. B. and Fanny Ashley of Woodlands Longwarry South Drouin Victoria Australia.
 
there was a mistack in the name which was picked up and fixed for Dora Ashley's headstone memorial
Attached Image: monthly_07_2008/post-7183-1216496806.jpg 
 
 Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Ashley, Dora 17663 No 10 Motor Transport Repair Depot, Women's Royal Air Force 1914-1918
 
 
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

ASHLEY, DORA

Rank:
Member
Service No:
17663
Date of Death:
04/11/1918
Age:
27
Regiment/Service:
Women's Royal Air Force
 
No.10 Motor Transport Repair Depot
Grave Reference
198. 19. 460933.
Cemetery
KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS') CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Daughter of E. B. and Fanny Ashley, of Woodlands, Longwarry South, Drouin, Victoria, Australia.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2905563/ASHLEY,%20DORA






Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) - 26 Deaths 

 

Ettie BARNETT

Died 1921
Cause of Death Died of sickness
Cemetery or Memorial Details - New Zealand

On Nominal Roll Fate: Drowned     ( no date or place given)

Family give death as  died 1921 in New Zealand

Rank Staff Nurse / Masseuse

Australian Army Nursing Service

known as Mother Anzac by the Soldiers

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Australian War Memorial search - no entry found


Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry  - no entry found

 

 



Louisa Annie BICKNELL

[IMAGE] Cairo War Memorial Cemetery - Bicknell, Louisa AnnieDied 25 June 1915
Cause of Death Died of sickness
Cemetery or Memorial Details EGYPT 9 Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit 1 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 6 and Special Reinforcements (February 1915 - April 1916
Australian Army Nursing Service
Daughter of Mrs. Eliza Bicknell, of 205, Longridge St., Abbotsford
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=22257
WWI Memorial Plaque with "She Died.." awarded to Australian nurse Louisa Annie Bicknell. Extremely rare, the women's award is much rarer than the men's, the Memorial Plaque only awarded to 21 AANS Officers. [Louisa Annie Bicknell was born at Abbottsford, Vic and died on 25 June 1915 and is buried at Cairo, Egypt]. 

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Bicknell, Louisa Annie 1 General Hospital Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

BICKNELL, LOUISA ANNIE

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
25/06/1915
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
 
1st General Hosp.
Grave Reference
B. 306.
Cemetery
CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Daughter of Mrs. Eliza Bicknell, of 205, Longridge St., Abbotsford, Victoria


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/112157/BICKNELL,%20LOUISA%20ANNIE





Emily Clare

  
Died 17 October 1918
Cause of Death Died of pneumonia
Cemetery or Memorial Details INDIA 10 Deolali Government Cemetery / KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL (India)
Place Of Enlistment Stawell, VIC
War Grave Register Notes CLARE, Sister Emily. Australian Army Nursing Service. Died of pneumonia 17th Oct., 1918. Age 28. Daughter of Peter and Mary Clare, of 34, Lynch St., Footscray, Victoria, Australia. M. 2. 22.
Rank Sister
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Service Army
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Clare, Emily Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918
 
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

CLARE, EMILY

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
17/10/1918
Age:
28
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Plot RC. Row M2. Grave 22.
Cemetery
DEOLALI GOVERNMENT CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Daughter of Peter and Mary Clare, of 34, Lynch St., Footscray, Victoria, Australia.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1498814/CLARE,%20EMILY




Ruby Dickinson

Harefield, England. Eight unidentified patients from Ward 40, No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, photographed in the grounds of the hospital with Sister Ruby Dickinson. Sister Dickinson died of pneumonia on 23 June 1918 at Southwell Gardens, a nursing sisters hospital in England.






Died 23 June 1918
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Middlesex 82 Harefield (St Mary) Churchyard
Place Of Enlistment Sydney, NSW
War Grave Register Notes Dickinson, Staff Nurse Ruby. Australian Army Nursing Service. 23rd June, 1918. Age 32. Daughter of William and Julia Dickinson, of Arizona, Almora St., Mosman, Queensland. Born at Forbes, New South Wales. Aust.
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service
Service Army
 
Headstone of Ruby Dickinson Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=78847

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Dickinson, Ruby Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

DICKINSON, RUBY

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
23/06/1918
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Aust. 57.
Cemetery
HAREFIELD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

Additional Information:

Daughter of William and Julia Dickinson, of "Arizona," Almora St., Mosman, Queensland. Born at Forbes, New South Wales.




Gertrude Agnes Grewar

Died 24 May 1921
Buried Waverley General Cemetery, NSW Rank Staff Nurse
Cause of Death: ?
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - 1 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 6 and Special Reinforcements (February 1915 - April 1916)
Service Army
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
NO ENTRY FOUND

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

GREWAR, GERTRUDE AGNES

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
24/05/1921
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Pres. B. 54.
Cemetery
SWANWATER WEST GENERAL CEMETERY




May Hennessy
Died 9 Apr 1919
Cause of Death: Malaria
Age 25
Cemetery or Memorial Details Bendigo VIC C of E H 1 24202
Next Of Kin Mrs Helen Hennessy, Mother
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Unit Australian Army Nursing Service
Service Army
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=134742

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Hennessy, May Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918
 
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

HENNESSY, MAY

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
09/04/1919
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
C.E. H1. 24202.
Cemetery
BENDIGO CIVIL CEMETERY




Hilda Mary Knox  

Died 17 February 1917
Cause of Death Died of sickness
Cemetery or Memorial Details FRANCE 145 St Sever Cemetery Rouen
War Grave Register Notes KNOX, Sister Hilda Mary. Australian Army Nursing Service. Died of sickness 17th Feb., 1917. Age 33. Daughter of James and Isabella Knox, of Benalla, Victoria, Australia. Officers, B. 4. 10.
Rank Sister
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - 14 Australian General Hospital and Reinforcements (July 1916 - November 1917)
Service Army
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=167859

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Knox, Hilda Mary Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

KNOX, HILDA MARY

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
17/02/1917
Age:
33
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Officers, B. 4. 10.
Cemetery
ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN

Additional Information:

Daughter of James and Isabella Knox, of Benalla, Victoria, Australia.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/515321/KNOX,%20HILDA%20MARY




Irene McPhail

Died 4 August 1920
Cemetery or Memorial Details Brighton VIC C of E Compt Z a 1689
Next Of Kin Mrs J MacNeece, Aunt
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Service Army

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
McPhail, Irene Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry 
 

McPHAIL, IRENE

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
04/08/1920
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
C.E. ZA. 1689. (GRM/3*).
Cemetery
BRIGHTON GENERAL CEMETERY, VICTORIA

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/134752/McPHAIL,%20IRENE



Edith Ann Moorhouse 

[IMAGE] Lille Southern Cemetery - Moorhouse, Edith AnnDied 24 November 1918
Cause of Death Died of sickness
Cemetery or Memorial Details France 1027 Lille Southern Cemetery
War Grave Register Notes Moorhouse, Sister Edith Ann. Australian Army Nursing Service. Died of sickness 24th Nov., 1918. 
Daughter of Frederick and Deborah Moorhouse. Born at Undera, Victoria, Australia. I. C. 25.
Rank Sister
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Unit 2 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 16 and Special Reinforcements (December 1914 - March 1916)
Service Army
 



Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Moorhouse, Edith Ann Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry 

MOORHOUSE, EDITH ANN

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
24/11/1918
Age:
33
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
I. C. 25.
Cemetery
LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Daughter of Frederick and Deborah Moorhouse. Born at Undera, Victoria, Australia.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/278592/MOORHOUSE,%20EDITH%20ANN




 

Letita Gladys Moreton

Died 11 November 1916
Place of Death Quetta, India
Cause of Death Enteric fever
Cemetery or Memorial Details 43 Delhi Memorial India
War Grave Register Notes MORETON, Sister Letittia Gladys. Australian Nursing Service, attd. Australian Gen. Hosp. No. 2. Died of enteric 11th Nov., 1916. Age 26. Daughter of Samuel Henry and Letetia Dexter Moreton. Born at Brim, Victoria, Australia. (Buried Quetta Govt. Cem. 209
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Nursing Service attached Australian Gen Hosp No 2
Service Army
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=213649
 
 
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Moreton, Letittia Gladys Australian Nursing Service att Australian General Hospital No 2 1914-1918
 
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

MORETON, LETETIA GLADYS

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
11/11/1916
Age:
26
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
 
Australian Gen. Hosp. No. 2.
Panel Reference
Face 23.
Memorial
DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)

Additional Information:

Daughter of Samuel Henry and Letetia Dexter Moreton. Born at Brim, Victoria, Australia. (Buried Quetta Govt. Cem. 2092).


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1437569/MORETON,%20LETETIA%20GLADYS


[IMAGE] Delhi Memorial (India Gate) - Moreton, Letetia Gladys
 















Norma Violet Mowbray 

[IMAGE] Cairo War Memorial Cemetery - Mowbray, Norma Violet
Died 21 January 1916
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Cemetery or Memorial Details EGYPT 9 Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
War Grave Register Notes MOWBRAY, Staff Nurse Norma Violet. Australian Army Nursing Service. Died of pneumonia 21st Jan., 1916. Age 32. Daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Barclay Mowbray, of Longville, Dickson St., Eagle Junction, Queensland. Born at St. George, Queensland. D. 271.
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Unit 1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Service Army
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=216491


Australian War Memorial file

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Mowbray, Norma Violet Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

MOWBRAY, NORMA VIOLET

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
21/01/1916
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
D. 271.
Cemetery
CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Barclay Mowbray, of Longville, Dickson St., Eagle Junction, Queensland. Born at St. George, Queensland.



  



Soldiers and nurses stand by some soldiers' graves in the Old Cairo Cemetery on the anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove. They came to lay wreaths and bouquets on the graves after attending a memorial service and marching through the city streets. In the foreground is the grave of Sister Norma Violet Mowbray, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), who died of pneumonia on 21 January 1916.


Gertrude Evelyn Munro 

Died 10 September 1918 
Cause of Death Died of sickness
Cemetery or Memorial Details GREECE 9 Mikra British Cemetery Salonika
War Grave Register Notes MUNRO, Sister Gertrude Evelyn. Aust. Army Nursing Service. Died of sickness 10th Sept., 1918. Age 36. Daughter of Mr. A. B. and Mrs. E. P. Munro, of 5, Gillies St., Alfredton, Ballarat, Victoria Australia. 591.
Rank Sister
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Service Army

Greece. Sisters Gertrude Evelyn Munro and Amy Christie of the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). The photograph was probably taken at the 60th British General Hospital, Salonica. Sister Munro died at Salonica on 10 October 1918 of pneumonia and malaria. 

Australian War Memorial file 

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Munro, Gertrude Evelyn Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

MUNRO, GERTRUDE EVELYN

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
10/09/1918
Age:
36
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
591.
Cemetery
MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA

Additional Information:

Daughter of Mr. A. B. and Mrs. E. P. Munro, of 5, Gillies St., Alfredton, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/341461/MUNRO,%20GERTRUDE%20EVELYN


  

[IMAGE] Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria - Munro, Gertrude Evelyn
















Lily Nugent

Died 21 February 1918
Place of Death Sydney
Next Of Kin Michael Curtin, Step brother at Wagga
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service
Service Army
Conflict 1914-1918

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Nugent, Lily 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

NUGENT, LILY

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
21/02/1918
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
R.C. L. 962.
Cemetery
ROOKWOOD NECROPOLIS, SYDNEY
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75229669/NUGENT,%20LILY



Amy Veda O'Grady 

 
Date of Death 12 August 1916
Place of Death Bombay
Cemetery or Memorial Details Sewree Bombay /KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL
Next Of Kin O'Grady, Brother at Preston VIC
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Service Army
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=227692

Australian War Memorial file

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
O'Grady, Amy Veda Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

O'GRADY, AMY VEDA

Rank:
Nursing Sister
Date of Death:
12/08/1916
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Panel Reference
Face F.
Memorial
KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL





Rosa O'Kane 

Died 21 December 1918
Place of Death Woodmans Point WA
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Service Army
 
 
photos courtesy of Woodman Point Quarantine Station   
& Mr Earle Seubert & Ms. Donna Baldry

Woodman Point Quarantine Station website dedication to her http://www.woodmanpointquarantinestation.com/rosa_okane.html

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
O'Kane, Rosa Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

O'KANE, ROSA

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
21/12/1918
Age:
28
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
(GRM/6).
Cemetery
QUARANTINE STATION, WOODMAN POINT

Additional Information:

Daughter of Mrs. J. E. O'Kane, of Charters Towers, Queensland.

 



Katherine Lawrence Porter

Died 16 July 1919
Place of Death NSW
Cemetery or Memorial Details Waverley RC
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - 1 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 6 and Special Reinforcements (February 1915 - April 1916)
Service Army
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=243821

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

PORTER, KATHERINE AGNES LAWRENCE

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
16/07/1919
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Awards:
R R C, Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference
R.C. Vault. 16. 649A. (GRM/2*).
Cemetery
SYDNEY (WAVERLEY) GENERAL CEMETERY
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2745571/PORTER,%20KATHERINE%20AGNES%20LAWRENCE



 

Kathleen Power

Died 13 August 1916
Age 28
Cause of Death Died of sickness Cholera
Cemetery or Memorial Details INDIA 8 Bomboy (Sewri) Cemetery /KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL

Rank Staff Nurse - Nursing Sister
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Service Army
Daughter of Michael and Johanna Power, of Garrygauge, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
Australian War Memorial file

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Power, Kathleen Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

POWER, KATHLEEN

Rank:
Nursing Sister
Date of Death:
13/08/1916
Age:
28
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Panel Reference
Face F.
Memorial
KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Daughter of Michael and Johanna Power, of Garrygauge, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland.


















[IMAGE] Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial - Power, Kathleen








Edith Amelia REED 

Died 4 Aug 1921 
cause of death -  post-discharge of tuberculosis
Cemetery or Memorial Details - Path 25 South. Grave 5908,  NORTH ROAD ANGLICAN CEMETERY, South Aust.
Rank Staff Nurse 
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service -
Service Army


The Register - Adelaide, SA Tuesday 9 August 1921 Page 8
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/63186722
A correspondent writes:— Keswick Mili-tary Hospital witnessed on Wednesday night last the passing of one of the heroines of the great war, in the person of Staff Nurse Edith N. Reed, A.N.S., A.I.F. The nurses were not in the public gaze as were the soldiers and sailors engaged in that world-shaking strife, but their patriotism and devotion to duty were worthy of being held in lasting remembrance, and many of them laid life itself on the altar of their country's service. Miss Reed was engaged in the Adelaide Hospital when the call came. She received a nurse's trainingin that institution, passing her examina-tion with honours and winning the goldmedal. She was accepted for military service in 1917,and sent to India to assist in the 31st Welsh Hospital at Deolali. In 1918 she was sent for a brief time to an Egyptian hospital, and then to England to the Australian General Hospital at Dart-ford. In May, 1919, she returned to Aus-tralia, and was appointed staff nurse atKeswick. In the end of the following yearthe complaint that ended a life full ofgoodness and with the promise of great usefulness, began to manifest itself. The doc-tors were long puzzled at the nature ofthe disease. Possibly the seeds of it weresown in the heat and filth of Indian cities.But it gradually sapped her intense energy,and although Sister Reed met it with themost stubborn will to live, she at lengthsuccumbed. Miss Reed's father was wellknown in Terowie as a successful businessman and a grazier. Her mother was amember of the well-known Jacka family.Both have joined the great majority. Herbrother William was a gunner in the artillery— 2nd Division of the Australian Army—and her brother-in-law, Mr. Whittle, ofPinnaroo (sergeant-major) was in the infantry, 48th Battalion. They enlisted earlyin 1915. Mr. Whittle was severely wounded and invalided home earlier but Mr.Reed completed his four years' of army service. One of her uncles is Sir Stanley Reed, editor of a leading Indian newspaper,and at his home in the hills the nurse was able to snatch an occasional much-needed furlough. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at the North Road Cemetery,and was conducted with military honours.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

REED, EDITH AMELIA

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
04/08/1921
Age:
29
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Path 25 South. Grave 5908.
Cemetery
NORTH ROAD ANGLICAN CEMETERY




Doris Alice Ridgway 

Died 6 January 1919
Cemetery or Memorial Details Woodman's Point WA C of E 15
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service -
Service Army
Newspaper -

Nurse Doris Ridgeway; aged 26; daughter of Mr and Mrs Ridgeway of Cooke's Plains, South Australia died of influenza on the 7 January 1919 at the quarantine station, Woodman's Point, Western Australia.  She was buried will full military honours.  Along with eleven other nurses she volunteered to go into quarantine to care for returning soldiers with pneumonic influenza.  She made the supreme sacrifice.

 

 

 

Woodman Point Quarantine Station website dedication to her http://www.woodmanpointquarantinestation.com/doris_ridgway.html

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry

Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Ridgway, Doris Alice Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918
 
Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

RIDGWAY, DORIS ALICE

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
06/01/1919
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
NC1. 7.
Cemetery
PERTH WAR CEMETERY AND ANNEX

Additional Information:

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ridgway, of Wolseley, South Australia.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/135690/RIDGWAY,%20DORIS%20ALICE




Elizabeth Rothery

Died 15 June 1918
Place of Death Beechworth VIC
Cemetery or Memorial Details Beechworth Vic C of E B 419
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Unit AAMC ( Australian Army Medical Corps)
Unit Hospital Transport Corps (May 1915 - September 1918)
Ship Name HMAT Karoola - Ship number No 1 Hospital Ship
Service Army
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Rothery, Elizabeth Australian Army Medical Corps 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

ROTHERY, ELIZABETH

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
15/06/1918
Age:
33
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
C.E. B. 419. (GRM/3*).
Cemetery
BEECHWORTH CEMETERY



Mary Florence Stafford ( May Florence Stafford )

Died 20 March 1919
Place of Death Torrens Park SA
Cemetery or Memorial Details West Terrace Adelaide A I F Light Oval
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service – 1 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 6 and Special Reinforcements (February 1915 - April 1916)
Service Army
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=285388

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Stafford, Mary Florence 1914-1918

Photos believed to be of Mary Florence Stafford burial at West Terrace AIF Cemetery 
 

West terrace Cemetery - Establishment of Australia's first Dedicated Military burial Ground, The Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) OFFICIALLY Cemetery was opened in 1920 soon after peace was declared in the Great War 1914-1918. Dedicated exclusively for the burial of ex-service personnel this project was the first soldiers' burial ground in the Commonwealth. - Nurse Originally Strafford was buried in the Mitcham Cemetery, re-interned into the AIF section 

Newspaper article - OUR GARDEN OF MEMORY. ' _ 
An interesting aspect in connection with the Soldiers' Cemetery, Which has Been aptly termed 'Our garden of memory,' is the Fact That the Cemetery Trust has Been Able to Arrange for re-interments of the Remains of members of the AIF Buried Elsewhere into this cemetery.These of the first was the Removal of the re-mains of Nurse Stafford from the Mitcham Cemetery, 
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64121326

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

STAFFORD, MARY FLORENCE

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
19/03/1919
Age:
27
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
 
1 Aust. Gen. Hosp.
Grave Reference
Light Oval. 55. SE.
Cemetery
ADELAIDE (WEST TERRACE) CEMETERY




Ada Mildred Thompson 

Died 1 January 1919
Place of Death West Australia
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service – Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Service Army
 
Woodman Point Quarantine Station website dedication to her
 
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Thompson, Ada Mildred Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

THOMPSON, ADA MILDRED

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
01/01/1919
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Ang. A. 806. (GRM/6).
Cemetery
FREMANTLE CEMETERY



Fanny Isobel Catherine Tyson

 
Died 20 April 1919
Cause of Death - Died of sickness
Cemetery or Memorial Details WILTSHIRE 167 Sutton Veny (St John) Churchyard
Rank Sister
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - 1 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 6 and Special Reinforcements (February 1915 - April 1916)
Service Army
 
Daughter of John and Teresa Tyson, of 18, Blanche St., Elsternwick, Victoria. Born at Balranald, New South Wales.
 

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Tyson, Fanny Isobel Catherine Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

TYSON, FANNY ISOBEL CATHERINE

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
20/04/1919
Age:
28
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
85. L. 5.
Cemetery
SUTTON VENY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD

Additional Information:

Daughter of John and Teresa Tyson, of 18, Blanche St., Elsternwick, Victoria. Born at Balranald, New South Wales.






Jean Miles Walker ( Matron Jean Miles-Walker) 

H19428Died 30 October 1918
Age 39
Cause of Death Died of sickness
Cemetery or Memorial Details WILTSHIRE 167 Sutton Veny (St John) Churchyard
Rank Nursing Sister - later promoted to Matron
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Unit 2 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Service Army
Conflict 1914-1918
 
Daughter of Alfred and Louisa Miles Walker, of "Allowah," Dunbarra Rd., Bellevue Hill, Sydney.
 
 
  
 Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Walker, Jean Miles Australian Army Nursing Service Royal Red Cross 1 Class 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

WALKER, JEAN MILES

Rank:
Matron
Date of Death:
30/10/1918
Age:
39
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Awards:
R R C
Grave Reference
15. H. 1.
Cemetery
SUTTON VENY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD

Additional Information:

Daughter of Alfred and Louisa Miles Walker, of "Allowah," Dunbarra Rd., Bellevue Hill, Sydney. Born in Tasmania.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/406707/WALKER,%20JEAN%20MILES




Beatrice Middleton Watson

Died 2 June 1916
Age 34.
Cause of Death Died of sickness
Cemetery or Memorial Details EGYPT 8 Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - 1 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 6 and Special Reinforcements (February 1915 - April 1916) - attached 1 Aust Stat Hosp
Service Army
B/W Photo: The original grave of Staff Nurse Beatrice Middleton Watson, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), of Elsternwick, Vic. Attached to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, she died of illness on 2 June 1916 and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Daughter of William Galley Watson and Jane Ada Watson, of Middleton, Kooyong Rd., Elsternwick, Victoria. Born at Elsternwick.
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=315279

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Watson, Beatrice Middleton Australian Army Nursing Service att 1 Australian Stat Hospital 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

WATSON, BEATRICE MIDDLETON

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
02/06/1916
Age:
34
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
 
attd. 1st Aust. Stat. Hosp.
Grave Reference
B. 67.
Cemetery
ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Daughter of William Galley Watson and Jane Ada Watson, of Middleton, Kooyong Rd., Elsternwick, Victoria. Born at Elsternwick.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/111155/WATSON,%20BEATRICE%20MIDDLETON


C02303[IMAGE] Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery - Watson, Beatrice Middleton




Blodwyn Elizabeth Williams

 
Died 24 May 1920
Place of Death Caulfield
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service - Unit 2 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 16 and Special Reinforcements (December 1914 - March 1916)
Service Army
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=324344
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Williams, Blodwyn Elizabeth Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

WILLIAMS, BLODWYN ELIZABETH

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
24/05/1920
Age:
38
Regiment/Service:
Australian Army Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Private B. 7. 28.
Cemetery
BALLARAT (NEW) GENERAL CEMETERY







Hospital Ships - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service - 1 Death

Edith Blake 

[IMAGE] Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton - Blake, EdithDied 26 February 1918
Cause of Death Drowned at sea on the Glenart Castle Hospital ship
Age at Death 32
Cemetery or Memorial Details 40. Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
Rank Staff Nurse
Unit Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service - Glenart Castle Hospital ship & a year to nursing German prisoners of war at Belmont, Surrey.
Service British Army
Edith Blake  ( Blake St. Nurse: E., Q.A.I.M.N.S.R.  killed on HS Glenart Castle - sunk 26/2/1918 )
Daughter of Charles and Catherine Blake, of 9, Vista St., Sans Souci, Sydney.

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Blake, Edith Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

BLAKE, EDITH

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
26/02/1918
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Panel Reference
 
Memorial
HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON

Additional Information:

Daughter of Charles and Catherine Blake, of 9, Vista St., Sans Souci, Sydney.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2894293/BLAKE,%20EDITH








Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service - 6 Deaths


Myrtle Elizabeth Wilson 

Sister Myrtle Wilson
Died 23 December 1915
Cause of Death Died of pneumonia
Age at Death 38
Cemetery or Memorial Details FRANCE Wimereux Communal Cemetery
Rank Sister
Unit Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Service British Army
Headstone - Sister Myrtle Wilson
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Died on 23rd December 1915 aged 38
Daughter of Andrew Wilson and Catherine Wilson, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Left Queensland for Nursing Service, April 1915
Grave: III M 1 
 


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Wilson, Myrtle Elizabeth Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service 1914-1918

 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

WILSON, MYRTLE ELIZABETH

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
23/12/1915
Age:
38
Regiment/Service:
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Grave Reference
III. M. 1.
Cemetery
WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Daughter of Andrew Stevens Wilson and Catherine Wilson, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Left Queensland for Nursing Service, April, 1915.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/85406/WILSON,%20MYRTLE%20ELIZABETH






 Charlotte Berrie 

 [IMAGE] Jerusalem War Cemetery - Berrie, CharlotteDied 8 January 1919
Age at Death 32
Cemetery or Memorial Details PALESTINE 3. Jerusalem War Cemetery. Q. 107
Rank Nursing Sister
Unit Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Service British Army
 
Sister of Mrs. Gladys M. Macgrega of 12 Brightmore St. Neutral Bay Sydney New South Wales.
 
 
 
 

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Berrie, Charlotte Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

BERRIE, CHARLOTTE

Rank:
Nursing Sister
Date of Death:
08/01/1919
Age:
32
Regiment/Service:
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Q. 107.
Cemetery
JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Sister of Mrs. Gladys M. Macgrega, of 12, Brightmore St., Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/646252/BERRIE,%20CHARLOTTE




Attached Image: monthly_05_2007/post-202-1178823752.jpg



Florence Narrelle Jessie Hobbes 

 
Date of Death 10 May 1918
Cause of Death Died at sea
Age at Death 37
Cemetery or Memorial Details BASRA MEMORIAL Iraq . Panel 43
Rank Sister
Unit Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Service British Army
 Buried at sea 10/05/18 Aged 37 Panel 43. Daughter of the late J.F. and Margaret Hobbes.
Basra Memorial was originally erected in the city of Basra but was dismantled and re-erected in the Desert by Saddam Hussein's regime. The panels were poorly fitted and in some cases have now been destroyed. Many names are obscured by cement or damaged.
 
Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Hobbes, Florence Narrelle Jessie Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service 1914-1918
 
Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

HOBBES, NARRELLE

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
10/05/1918
Age:
37
Regiment/Service:
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Panel Reference
Panel 43.
Memorial
BASRA MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Daughter of the late J.F. and Margaret Hobbes.


http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/866030/HOBBES,%20NARRELLE


[IMAGE] Basra Memorial - Hobbes, Narrelle  




May Dickson 

Died 4 October 1917
Cause of Death Illness
Age at Death 37
Place of Death Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Coburg Cemetery, Vic, Australia
Rank Sister
Unit Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Service British Army
Sister May Dickson, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS), the first Australian woman to be buried in Australia with full military honours. Sister Dickson was a native of Australia and her education as a nurse began here. Not long after the war broke out she went to England and joined the QAIMNS. When her health broke down under strain, it was thought that the climate of her homeland might restore it. She was on her way home to Sydney, but when the vessel reached Melbourne she was so ill that it was necessary to take her ashore. Sister Dickson died of illness in Melbourne 4 October 1917




Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Dickson, May Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry - no entry found



Agnes Beryl Corfield

[IMAGE] Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery - Corfield, Agnes Beryl
Died 2 February 1916,
Cause of Death Illness typhoid
Age at Death -
Place of Death Alexandria
Cemetery or Memorial Details - Chatby Military cemetery, Alexandria
Rank Staff Nurse ,
Unit QAIMNS,
of Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia,
 
 
 
 
 


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict

 

Corfield, Agnes Beryl Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

CORFIELD, AGNES BERYL

Rank:
Sister
Date of Death:
02/02/1916
Regiment/Service:
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
 
15th Gen. Hosp.
Grave Reference
Q. 561.
Cemetery
ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY



Nellie M Saw

[IMAGE] Albany Public Cemetery (Old) - Saw, Nellie Mabel
Service number: R40618
Rank: Staff Nurse
Unit: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Service: British Army
Conflict: 1914-1918
Date of death: 31 March 1919
Place of death: Albany Hospital, Western Australia
Cause of death: Illness (Tuberculosis)
Cemetery or memorial details: Albany Public Cemetery (Old), Western Australia
Source: AWM file
 
 


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll entry
Name Service Number Unit Conflict
Saw, Nellie M R40618 Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service 1914-1918
 
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

SAW, NELLIE

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Service No:
R40618
Date of Death:
31/03/1919
Age:
29
Regiment/Service:
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Grave Reference
Meth Section. Row A. Grave 1
Cemetery
ALBANY PUBLIC CEMETERY (OLD)

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75200138/SAW,%20NELLIE



(Alice) Blanche Atikinson

Rank: Staff Nurse
Unit: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve
Service: British Army
Conflict: 1914-1918
Date of death: 9/12/1916
Place of death:Crafers, Sth Australia
Cause of death: Illness
Cemetery or memorial details:Stirling East Cemetery, SA (Now Stirling General Cemetery )
Source:  Great War Forum
Newspaper -

Staff nurse Blanche Atkinson; eldest daughter of Mrs M. A. Atkinson and the late Mr F. J. Atkinson of Crafers; born at Crafers; served at the Adelaide Hospital and in Western Australia; went to England at the outbreak of war and joined the Royal British Nursing Association; on staff at the Brockenhurst Military Hospital when due to overwork became ill and was hospitalised. While in her hosptial bed the King decorated her with the Royal Red Cross for her "devotion to service"; once well enough to travel she was invalided back to Adelaide.  From the effects of TB and physical and mental exhaustion she died 9 December 1916, Crafers; aged 38.

Australian War Memorial search - no entry found

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

ATKINSON, BLANCHE

Rank:
Staff Nurse
Date of Death:
09/12/1916
Age:
38
Regiment/Service:
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Grave Reference
General Section Grave 177/178
Cemetery
STIRLING DISTRICT CEMETERY

Additional Information:

 

N.B.

Recent research has shown that Staff Nurse Atkinson is buried here. Staff Nurse Atkinson was awarded the ARRC.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75230039/ATKINSON,%20BLANCHE




References:

Just to put this list together it took 9 months of going thru the
British Nursing Journals archive - http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk
Commonwealth War Graves - http://www.cwgc.org/
Australian War memorial - www.awm.gov.au/  

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Remember the Ladies as well as the Men – the forgotten Australian Women of WW1
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