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They served in places such as Egypt, Lemnos, England, France, Belgium, Greece, Palestine and India. About 2139 nurses served overseas between 1914 and 1919, while many worked in military hospitals in Australia. Seven women received the Military Medal during the war.
Women to the front: the extraordinary Australian women doctors of the great war
This book explores the stories of the Australian women who served as surgeons, pathologists, anaesthetists and medical officers between 1914 and 1919. Accounts are drawn from letters and personal papers, such as diaries and journals, written by the woman doctors. Includes a detailed list of Australian women doctors known to have served in World War I.
The Other Anzacs : The Extraordinary Story of our World War 1 Nurses [ebook] The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War.
We have a number of diaries of nurses and volunteer workers including:
Florence McMillan and a Gallipoli kitten from Photographs of the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos, Egypt & Brighton taken by A. W. Savage.
Grace Wilson served as a nurse in both world wars. In World War I she was principal matron of the 3rd Australian General Hospital in England, Greece, Egypt and France. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross in 1916 for her work in the Australian Army Nursing Service and was appointed as Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919 for her work in France.
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