Australian first for Newcastle matron – how a trainee from Newcastle Hospital was awarded Australia’s first Royal Red Cross of the Great War

“horrible place much dirt, prickles and flies” – a Singleton nurse cares for casualties from Gallipoli on the Greek Island of Lemnos, August 1915

No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station takes a direct hit – how a Maitland nurse was awarded the Royal Red Cross

Annie Hocquard’s badges – a Stockton nurse in the final months of war

A girl from Kurri Kurri stows away – “Private” M Butler

A blazing plum pudding – Christmas celebrations 1918 lead to an accident at No 50 British General Hospital, Salonika

Sisters in arms – the four Lowrey girls from Stroud

Keeping spirits up – Edith Rush from Nelson Bay

With Staff Nurse Susan Greaves on No 22 Ambulance Train


© Christine Bramble 2013

1 thought on “Stories

  1. Nick

    Hoping to organise an interview for ABC Newcastle on this new website/blog. Our Afternoons presenter, Carol Duncan, would absolutely love to chat about bringing alll the information together for online.

    Give me a call on 02 4922 1295 and we’ll organise a time to record something.

    Many Thanks
    Nick Gerber- Afternoons Producer


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