More Newcastle Hospital graduates added to the site

The usual methods of identifying nurses from a specific area – eg place of birth, address on the Embarkation Roll, address of next-of-kin, name on school honour roll etc – only go so far.  In More than Bombs and Bandages, Australian Army nurses at work in World War I (Big Sky Publishing, Newport 2011) Kirsty Harris has included a very useful appendix of training hospitals of AANS nursing members (pp.239-259).  Kirsty’s research has allowed me to identify more women who graduated from Newcastle and Maitland hospitals.  I am gradually adding these names as I research their service records.  Today’s additions are Staff Nurse Aimée Michie known to her patients as Sister Mick and Sister Jessie Elizabeth Slack – Jessie Slack’s service record indicates that she was mentioned in despatches  although as yet I have not discovered the particular action that led to this.


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