Connection with the Hunter Valley – Dungog Chronicle 28 May 1915 states that Nurse Betts, formerly of Dungog Hospital, was nursing at Netley War Hospital in Hampshire with Gertrude Faddy of Paterson. There is no Nurse Betts on the nominal roll or embarkation roll of the First AIF. There is an Annie Elizabeth Betts who was an Australian nurse serving with Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR), ie the British army nursing service, but she appears to be associated with Tasmania rather than New South Wales.
Can you solve the mystery?
Training and experience – employed at Dungog Hospital at some time before the War
Residence before embarkation – possibly Sydney
Service location – Netley War Hospital, Hampshire
Dungog Chronicle, 28 May 1915
Australasian Nurses Journal, Vol XIII No 4, April 1915
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