Sister Kitty Hughes THOMAS, c.1889 – ?

Connection to the Hunter Valley – Sister Kitty Thomas was born in Plattsburg near Wallsend.  Her next-of-kin as indicated on her attestation paper was her father Mr J H Thomas of Summerhill, Plattsburg.

Training and experience – trained Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Kitty was a Sister at Sydney Royal North Shore Hospital in 1916.

Service – Australian  Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service location – Salonika

Medals, awards and mentions – British War Medal and Victory Medal

Kitty’s mother died of influenza whilst Kitty was waiting to be repatriated in 1919.  Her service record contains a letter from Mr Watkins, MP for Wallsend, asking the authorities to notify Kitty.

See also additional information posted by Patricia, 27-5-13.  Go to “About”

Do you know more?

References:

National Archives of Australia B2455 THOMAS K H

Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 51-133

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

Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 1914, page 7, retrieved from Trove 17 June 2012

Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XVII No 3 March 1919, p.87

Kirsty Harris, More than bombs and bandages – Australian Army nurses at work in World War I,  Big Sky Publishing, Newport, 2011, p.255

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© Christine Bramble 2013

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