Sister Kathleen Lillie DOYLE, 1879 – 1965

Sister Kathleen Lillie Doyle AANS, Southampton UK c.1916. Photo: Singleton Historical Society

Connection with the Hunter Valley – Sister Kathleen Doyle was born at Wybong Creek in the Upper Hunter and spent her childhood and early adulthood at Goorangoola and later Gouldsville near Singleton.  She is named on Singleton Citizens’ Memorial and Warkworth Public School Memorial.

Training and experience – Kathleen trained at Sydney Hospital and was Matron of Coonabarabran Hospital for two years before enlisting.

Service – Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service location – Lemnos, Egypt, France, Italy and UK.  Kathleen kept a diary in 1915, now in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.  Click here to read about Kathleen’s experience of nursing casualties from Gallipoli on the Greek Island of Lemnos.

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

Detail of Singleton Citizens’ Memorial in Burdekin Park.
Photo: A John Bramble 2010

References:

National Archives of Australia B2455 DOYLE K L

Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 14-148

Embarkation Roll of the First AIF AWM 3 Australian General Hospital and Reinforcements (May 1915 – April 1916)

Diary of Kathleen Lillie Doyle AWM 3DRL 3170

Sydney Morning Herald, 22 December 1911, p.7 retrieved from Trove 30 March 2012; 11 May 1915, p.10 retrieved from Trove 4 June 2012

Singleton Argus, 3 July 1919, p.1, retrieved from Trove 28 June 2012

Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIII No 6 June 1915, p.191, Vol XVII No 3 March 1919, p.87

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© Christine Bramble 2013

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