Sister Pearl Hilda NOWLAND, 1887 – 1968

Detail of Muswellbrook Citizens' Memorial.  Photo:  A John Bramble 2010

Detail of Muswellbrook Citizens’ Memorial. Photo: A John Bramble 2010

Connection to the Hunter Valley –  Sister Pearl Nowland was a great granddaughter of Edward Nowland, one of three brothers that were amongst the first free settlers in the Upper Hunter.  Pearl was living in Muswellbrook when she enlisted and is named on Muswellbrook District Memorial.

Training and experience – Pearl graduated from Coast Hospital in 1915

Service – Australian  Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service location – France and UK

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

References:

National Archives of Australia B2455 NOWLAND PEARL HILDA

Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 39-106

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

AWM41/1072 (Interview with Matron Kellett)

Sydney Morning Herald, 29 December 1915, p.11, retrieved from Trove 1 September 2011; 9 September 1919 p.6, retrieved from Trove 21 May 2010

Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIV No 1 January 1916, p.9

http://www.upperhunter.org/nowlandbros/index.html  accessed 24 October 2010

Do you know more?

© Christine Bramble 2013

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