Connection to the Hunter Valley – Staff Nurse Ida Graham was a graduate of Newcastle Hospital. She qualified for membership of the Australasian Trained Nurses’ Assocation in 1908.
Service – Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
Service location – Egypt
Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal
Ida Graham married Clarence Moore at St Stephen’s Church, Phillip Street, Sydney on 3 July 1920. According to his service record Moore had been admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital in Port Said suffering from malaria in May 1918, when Ida was working at this hospital. See also information provided below by Patricia Neal. Ida died following the birth of her second child in 1924.
National Archives of Australia B2455 GRAHAM I M; B2455 MOORE C S
Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial 133, 20-086
Embarkation Roll of the First AIF Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)
Sydney Morning Herald, 25 December 1908
Inverell Times, 30 July 1920 & 28 November 1924
Kirsty Harris, More than Bombs and Bandages – Australian Army nurses at work in World War I, Big Sky Publishing, Newport, 2011 (Ida “Mary” Graham)
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