Connection to the Hunter Valley– Staff Nurse Ilma Lovell trained at Wallsend Hospital. After the War Ilma went back to Wallsend Hospital and at some point became Matron. She was Matron at a number of other hospitals in NSW before becoming Matron of the Red Cross Home for returned servicemen at Dudley when it opened in 1941.
Training and experience – graduated from Wallsend Hospital in 1916
Service – Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
Service location – Egypt
Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal
Memorials and honour rolls – Wallsend Citizens’ Memorial, Wallsend District Hospital, Wallsend Methodist Church and Cardiff Methodist Church
National Archives of Australia B2455 LOVELL ILMA EMILY MAY
Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 32-015
Embarkation Roll of the First AIF AWM Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)
Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 1919, 20 March 1941
Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIV No 12 December 1916, p.426; Vol XXI, No 1 January 1923
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