Connection with the Hunter Valley – Sister Annie Allardice’s family home was in Hamilton. She trained at Newcastle Hospital and is named on the Hamilton Citizens’ Memorial in Gregson Park and the honour roll of Hamilton Uniting Church.
Training and experience – Annie graduated from Newcastle Hospital in 1915, subsequently worked at Grafton, Molong and Gundagai Hospitals before enlisting.
Service – Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
Service location – Salonika and Egypt
Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal
More detail and references:
Enlisted – 9 July 1917, age c.33
Residence before embarkation – Hamilton
Port of embarkation, vessel and date – Melbourne, Runic, 13 September 1917
Return to Australia – embarked on Port Sydney 5 March 1919 on duty, arrived Melbourne 11 April 1919
Next-of-kin as indicated in service record – father, Nicol K. Allardice, 6 Myra Street Hamilton
Leave – Sick leave August and September 1918, (ailment not stated). Admitted 31 British General Hospital Abbassia, Egypt.
Discharged – May 1919
Relative in AIF – brother, Nicol Thomas Allardice MM, 9th Field Ambulance. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery when retrieving a wounded soldier from the field during an artillery duel.
Honour roll – Hamilton Wesley Uniting Church and Gregson Park Memorial Hamilton
Parents / where born or birth registered – Nicol and Sarah A Allardice / Sydney. Annie’s father was the manager of the Honeysuckle Point Railway Workshops, Newcastle.
Religion – Methodist
Marital status – Annie Married Rufus S Macdonald in Sydney in 1931. Annie Isabella Macdonald née Allardice died in Chatswood in 1955.
National Archives Australia B2455 ALLARDICE A I
Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 01-068
Embarkation Roll of the First AIF AWM Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)
Clarence & Richmond Examiner, 12 June 1915, page 2, retrieved from Trove 2 June 2012
Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 1914, p7 & 8 September 1917, p12, retrieved from Trove 2 October 2012
Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIII No 8 August 1915, p.291; Vol XIV No 12 December 1916, p412; Vol XV No 3 March 1917, p.102
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© Christine Bramble 2013