Sister Ethel Janet “Jen” LACKEY, 1885 – 1939

Connection to the Hunter Valley – Sister Janet Lackey was born at East Maitland.  She is named on East Maitland Citizens’ Memorial and the honour roll of St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church East Maitland.   She was generally referred to as Janet and to family members was known as Jen.

Detail of East Maitland Citizens’ Memorial
Photo: A John Bramble 2010
Click on image to enlarge.

Training and experience – graduated Maitland Hospital 1912, worked as Theatre Charge Nurse at Maitland before enlisting and in private  nursing.

Service – Australian  Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service location – Egypt, Malta, France, UK and Hospital Ship Guildford Castle

Medals -1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal


National Archives of Australia B2455 LACKEY ETHEL JANET

Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) 133, 30-004

Embarkation Roll of the First AIF AWM Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)

AWM4, 26/97/1 Part1 Australian Army Nursing Service in Egypt June 1916 – April 1918, [p.4]

Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 1919, p.12, retrieved from Trove 24 July 2010; 9 December 1939, p 16, retrieved from Trove 12 July 2010

Ann Campbell,  Maitland’s Great War – WW1 extracts from the Maitland Weekly Mercury and Maitland Mercury, Maitland NSW, Maitland Family History Circle, 2002, pp.26 & 77

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© Christine Bramble 2013

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