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
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
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© Christine Bramble 2013