Sister Ellen Mary ‘Nellie’ HAMILTON MID, 1878 – 1967

Connection to the Hunter Valley – Sister Ellen Mary Hamilton’s family was from Sydney but she was educated at Dominican Convent West Maitland and trained at Newcastle Hospital.  Nellie graduated in August 1903.

Sydney Morning Herald, 5 September 1919, p7, retrieved from Trove 20 November 2012

Service – Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR)

Service location – France

Medals and mentions -1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Mentioned In Despatches (gazetted 1 January 1916)

References:

National Archives of the UK WO/372/23, W0/399/3477

Sydney Morning Herald, 3 January 1916, p.8 & 4 January 1916, p.5, retrieved from Trove 19 May 2010; 5 September 1919, p.7, retrieved from Trove 20 November 2012

Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIII No 5 May 1915, p.146; Vol XIV No 1 January 1916, p.14, No 2 February 1916, p.67,  No 4 April 1916, p.128

Audrey Armitage – A Golden Age of Nursing, Royal Newcastle Hospital Graduates’ Association Book Committee, Newcastle, 1991, pp.96 & 195

Newcastle Hospital Report, December 1903, p.6

Ben Champion, Newcastle Hospital Register 1817-1950, the author, 1950, Vol 2, pp.217-218, 222 & 310

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