Nurse BETTS

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

        References                                                                                                            

Dungog Chronicle, 28 May 1915

Australasian Nurses Journal, Vol XIII No 4, April 1915

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© Christine Bramble 2013

2 thoughts on “Nurse BETTS

  1. vicki owens

    There is an article in The Mercury(Hobart) found on Trove re nurse Betts. She is a nurse from Tasmania but nursed in other states. Article mentions Netley Hospital.

    Reply
    1. Great War Nurses from Newcastle & the Hunter Region Post author

      Thanks, I’ll look up the reference Vicki.

      Reply

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