Connection with the Hunter region
Sister MacDonald’s name appears on the honour roll of West Maitland Presbyterian Church so at some point before the War she would have been a member of the congregation. She was born at Southgate on the Clarence River. At the time of enlistment her address was Sydney and that of her next-of-kin was in Waverley. Gary Mitchell alerted me to this nurse during his research on honour rolls – see Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners Advocate, 11 March 1920.
Service – Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
Service location – Egypt , France and hospital ships
Medals, awards and mentions – 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
More details and references
Enlisted – 20 July 1915
Embarked – at Sydney on the Orontes, 31 July 1915
Returned to Australia – on the Ceramic, 3 October 1919
Parents / where born – Alexander Warren and Sussanah Jane MacDonald, born Southgate on the Clarence River, birth registered at Grafton
Service record National Archives of Australia B2445 MACDONALDEI
Nominal roll of the AIF – AWM 133-32-0081
Embarkation roll of the AIF – Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)
Newcastle Morning Herald, 11 March 1920
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