Staff Nurse Ada Irene HARVEY, 1890 – 1965

Connection to the Hunter Valley – Staff Nurse Ada Harvey trained at Maitland Hospital, graduating in 1915.  At the time of enlisting her next-of-kin was named as James Harvey (father) of Haydon Street, Murrurrundi.

Service – Australian  Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service location – Egypt and Salonika.  Ada’s time with the AANS was short – the Mooltan left Australia in June 1917 with a complement of military nurses as well as civilian passengers.  One of these was the Rev Danson, Bishop of Sarawak, whom she married in Cairo in February 1918.  As a married woman, she was obliged to resign.

Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal

References:

National Archives of Australia B2455 HARVEY A I

Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 23-010

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

Newcastle Morning Herald, 2 October 1919

The [London] Times, 12 February 1918

Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIII No 7 July 1915, Vol XIV No 3 March 1916, Vol XVI No 4 April 1918

Do you know more?

© Christine Bramble 2013

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