The research on this website, by Christine Bramble, was first published as Sisters of the Valley: First World War Nurses from Newcastle and the Hunter Region, Royal Newcastle Hospital Graduate Nurses’ Association Inc., The Junction, with assistance from the Australian Government ‘Saluting their Service’ program. It tells the stories of the trained nurses from the region that were military nurses in Australia or overseas during the Great War. Most enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), some in the British service – Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR), and a small number in other units.
Since publication of the book additional information has come to light about individuals. I have also identified more nurses with a connection to the region and will be adding their names gradually as I continue the research. This website and blog provides a means of updating the story and gives descendants and others the opportunity to contribute.
About the author, Christine M Bramble:
Tertiary education – BA Hons English & American Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, 1970; Litt B Australian History, University of New England NSW, 1981
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
© Christine Bramble 2013