Sister Jean Dick DOUGLAS

Connection to the Hunter Valley – Sister Jean Douglas is named on Merewether Memorial Gates (Nurse J Douglas) and Adamstown Citizens’ Memorial (Sister J D Douglas).  Her husband Captain John Campbell Douglas served overseas with the Australian Army Medical Corps.

Detail of Adamstown Citizens’ memorial
Photo: A John Bramble 2010

Training and experience – trained Glasgow Royal Infirmary.   Jean joined the Australian Trained Nurses’ Association sometime before November 1915.

Service – Australian  Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service and service location – Jean is presumed to have been a member of the Australian Army Nursing Service and based at No 4 Australian General Hospital (AGH) Randwick – there is no service record for Jean in the National Archives but she is named as next-of-kin on her husband’s attestation paper, at address “No 4 Military Hospital, Randwick”.

References:

Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIII No 11, November 1915, p.405

Records of Jean’s husband, Captain John Campbell Douglas:  National Archives of Australia B2445 DOUGLAS J C

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© Christine Bramble 2013

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