Sister Stammer or Stamner is a mystery. All that is known of her is from two reports in local newspapers in December 1916:
The Cessnock Eagle 8 December 1916 stated that Sister Stammer has resigned from Cessnock Hospital “having been accepted for active service”. The Maitland Mercury 9 December 1916, p.3 reports that Sister Stamner had been farewell by the Committee of Cessnock Hospital as she was “leaving for nursing service abroad.”
There is no match for this woman in the Nominal Roll or Embarkation Roll of the First AIF, or service records. Perhaps she had been accepted for service with the Red Cross.
Do you know more?
© Christine Bramble 2013